Creatine qualifiers impress
Creatine’s first crop 2-year-olds have hit the ground running in North America in the past week with four qualifying race winners, including the colts Blues Harp and Take All Comers who both caught the eye with impressive performances.
Blues Harp was a dominant winner of his qualifier at The Meadows back on June 18, trotting flawlessly in front before powering home in the straight to win by four and a half lengths from his nearest rival.
A $60,000 Lexington Selected purchase, the Diamond Creek Farm bred Blues Harp is out of the Deweycheatumnhowe mare Blue Diamonds, who hails from the maternal family of Cantab Hall.
Take All Comers put in one of the quicker times recorded by a 2-year-old trotter this year when easily taking out his qualifier at Harrah’s Philadelphia on the 23rd with a smart 1:58.6 performance. Watch replay.
A homebred for Runthetable Stables, Take All Comers is out of the Cantab Hall mare Nantab and is a half-brother to last season’s stakes winning juvenile filly Next Level Stuff.
The other qualifying race winners for the Kentucky Futurity winner were Conrad J, another who looked the consummate professional in leading throughout in his qualifier at The Meadows, and the filly Alwaysbmygg who raced away to a five and a quarter length win in a qualifier at Springfield, Illinois early last week.
Conrad J was a $30,000 purchase at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and is out of the former Breeders Crown runner-up and $800,000 earner Filly At Bigs (by Donerail) whom is already the dam of the Andover Hall Grand Circuit winners Big Rigs and Miss Tezsla.
Alwaysbmygg is out of the Broadway Hall mare April Fooling, a full sister to the millionaire trotter and 2-year-old Breeders Crown winner Pilgrims Taj.