• The week’s top Beyer speed figure in North America
104 Share The Upside
Oaklawn Park (Feb 8): King Cotton Stakes (Listed), 6f, dirt, 4yo+
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana
Owner: Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings Inc. and Windsor Boys Racing
Pedigree: 5yo b/br g Maclean’s Music – Mystic Silver (Silver Deputy)
Stopping the clock in 1m09.39s for the 6f, Share The Upside was never seriously challenged after breaking alertly from the rail and digging in for a Beyer of 104.
Sent of 12-5 second choice, the Canadian-bred five-year-old is a course specialist at Oaklawn, where he has registered four of his five career successes. His only defeat in five starts at the Arkansas venue came at the hands of Saturday’s runner-up Whitmore, the 1-10 favourite who closed willingly as usual but was unable to lay a glove on the leader.
Making the most of ideal race scenario for an optimum speed figure, Share The Upside duly prevailed for his first Listed victory by a length and a half.
The best Beyer of 2020 remains the 107 recorded by Mucho Gusto in the Pegasus World Cup, while leading Kentucky Derby contender Tiz The Law is the sole three-year-old to have registered the magic three-digit mark with 100 for his Holy Bull success. Nadal, who hit an eyecatching 98 on last month’s debut, regressed to 91 on the numbers in winning the San Vicente.
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