Presented by Keeneland, Bucchero becomes the two-time winner of the Wood ford Stakes. After winning the huge money from $200,000 race in 2017 Bucchero also take part back to back champions Morluc, Sgt. Bert and Silver Timber. The two years were very successful for Havelock in which he won the race and the years were 2011 and 2013. With the owner’s support in his thirty starts, Bucchero won for the 11th time. But since last year’s Woodford victory it was the first one which he achieved on Saturday. At Del Mar he able to finished fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint previous year. However, once again he will return on the best turf sprinters at Churchill Downs where the Breeders’ Cup organize for the first time since 2011. Michael Dubb’s Silver Timber was the horse who wins most recent competitions in consecutive years. Since winning the Shaker town, Holding Gold was first reappeared at Keene land last year against Bucchero. At Woodbine, he was able to score the fourth position in the Play the King (G2).
People asked about the reappearance to the Turf Sprint, then Glyshaw said that they will be absolutely there. Now with his successful win on Saturday, he becomes the leading Indiana-bred money-winner. In addition to this, Bucchero paid $3.20 to show, $8.40 to win and $4,40 to place. Harlan Malter mentioned that his whole career Bucchero fought with underdog stigma. He also appreciates the bettors and said that they did good betting. According to him the fans of Keeneland already know that what they are doing. He is really important to Glyshaw because he is the most money earner in the Indiana history. The trainer also gave his thankful words to the horse owner for his great training opportunity. Glyshaw is very much confident about the current performance of the horse. At Churchill Downs, he will definitely run well on the course according to Bucchero ‘s trainer.
American bred Rocket Heat was very fast to take a one-length lead. Just in: 21.80 the time flashed. Like an Extravagant Kid, Rocket Heat take leads until mid-way through the turn De la Cruz kept Bucchero at the rai. Bucchero had so many things to do to leads from Rocket Heat. But Bucchero put efforts but did not able to change the lead. The sixteenth pole was the turning point of the game and he able to hit the lead and gone towards the wire by continuously fighting. Will Call was half-length behind from Bucchero and he crossed the wire. The Rocket Heat finished third and Angaston finished fourth. De la Cruz also describes his feelings and said all the things worked good. To pick him up in the last sixteenth he put behind the speed and let him to get comfortable for stretch. At the OBS April sale Wood ford Stakes winner, Bucchero was a $43,000 juvenile. During this year Indiana Bred scored the fifth position in the at Royal Ascot. By the Woodford achievement, the horse is returning to his excellent form and with a good trip in the Turf Sprint, it will be a great threat.