Veterans Disco Partner, Bucchero Top Shakertown Field
Keeneland Press Release
Patricia Generazio’s Disco Partner and Ironhorse Racing Stable’s Bucchero, the 3-4 finishers in last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, top a field of 14 horses and two also-eligibles entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 22nd running of the $200,000 Shakertown.
The Shakertown, scheduled for 5½ furlongs on the grass, will go as the seventh race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a 4:35 p.m. ET post time. First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m.
Trained by Christophe Clement, Disco Partner won four stakes last year, highlighted by the Jaipur (G3). Unraced since the Breeders’ Cup in November, Disco Partner will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. and break from post position 13.
Bucchero, who scored a 26-1 upset victory in last fall’s Woodford (G2) Presented by Keeneland Select here, comes into Saturday’s race off a third-place finish in the Silks Run at Gulfstream Park on March 10. Trained by Tim Glyshaw, Bucchero will break from post position five and be ridden by Fernando De La Cruz.
The field for the Shakertown with riders and weights from rail out is: FriskyMagician (Ryan Moore, 120 pounds), Commute (Jose Lezcano, 120), Kid Perfect(Brian Hernandez Jr., 120), Zapperini (Adam Beschizza, 120), Bucchero (De La Cruz, 122), Commend (Jose Ortiz, 120), Will Call (Shaun Bridgmohan, 120), Tombelaine(Julien Leparoux, 120), Big Handsome (Florent Geroux, 120), Loose On the Town(Luis Saez, 120), Latent Revenge (Gabriel Saez, 120), Bound for Nowhere (Julio Garcia, 120), Disco Partner (Ortiz Jr., 118) and Flashaway (Corey Lanerie, 120). Also-eligibles: Mooose (Sonny Leon, 120) and Recruiting Ready (Ryan Moore, 120).