Bucchero Springs 26-1 Shocker in Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select
Keeneland Press Release
In the Woodford, Bucchero roared past the pace-setting Latent Revenge inside the eighth pole en route to posting a 1¾-length victory over Hogy.
Trained by Tim Glyshaw and ridden by Fernando De La Cruz, Bucchero covered the 5½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:03.06. It was the first Keeneland stakes victory for Glyshaw and De La Cruz and the first graded stakes victory for Bucchero.
Latent Revenge opened a daylight margin in the field of nine, posting fractions of :22.13 and :44.97 with Bucchero in closest pursuit. In the stretch, Bucchero gradually sliced into the margin, took over inside the eighth pole and had more than enough left to hold off Hogy.
The victory was worth $120,000 and increased Bucchero’s earnings to $638,366 with a record of 22-9-6-1. Bucchero is a 5-year-old Indiana-bred son of Kantharos out of the General Meeting mare Meetmeontime. Bucchero finished 11th in last year’s Woodford.
Bucchero returned $55.20, $17.20 and $7.40. Hogy, ridden by Florent Geroux, returned $4.20 and $2.80 with defending champion Mongolian Saturday finishing another half-length back in third and returning $3.60 to show under Javier Castellano.
It was another 1½ lengths back to Conquest Panthera, who was followed in order by Latent Revenge, favored Commend, Balandeen, Mongol Bull and Indy Hill.