The aptly named Residence Brew, owned and bred by Gary and Mary West, is making up for misplaced time, and his latest efforts have established him as one of many favorites for the $500,000 Grade III West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer On line casino, Racetrack & Resort Saturday.
The three-year-old colt by Road Sense was on the Triple Crown path at first of this yr however ended up on the shelf for a number of months in Arkansas, the place he was stabled this previous winter and spring. The Brad Cox trainee returned to the races in late April to win the Oaklawn Stakes on the West Virginia Derby distance of 1 1/8 miles and adopted up with a powerful
rating within the Pegasus Stakes June 18 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
The Pegasus is the native prep for the Grade I Haskell Stakes, which was raced July 23. Cox, a two-time Eclipse Award winner as high coach, opted to not enter Residence Brew within the Grade I occasion, which he ended up successful with Cyberknife. Residence Brew was reserved for the West Virginia Derby.
With 4 wins and a second in six begins, Residence Brew is the 3-1 third selection within the morning-line odds–a testomony to the depth of this yr’s Derby area. The two-1 favourite is We the Individuals, adopted by Simplification (5-2), Residence Brew, Skippylongstocking (5-1), King Ottoman (6-1), Courvoisier (15-1) and Jr’s Reward (30-1).
Residence Brew broke his maiden in his first begin as a 2-year-old at Laurel Park in Maryland final yr with a strong off-the-pace run. One among his victories at Oaklawn Park got here on the front-end, however in his final two outings he rated in fourth simply off the tempo and took over turning for house. His versatility ought to show an asset within the West Virginia Derby.
Cox is in the hunt for his first West Virginia Derby victory. Within the 2021 version he skilled Warrant to a second-place end behind Mr. Wi-fi, and he has gained a number of stakes on the Derby program over time. Cox has horses entered in 4 different stakes on the Saturday program at Mountaineer together with a number of graded-stakes winner Fulsome within the $200,000 Grade III West Virginia Governor’s Stakes, which Cox gained in 2018 and 2014.
Mountaineer is providing ticket choices for the West Virginia Derby program. First put up time Saturday might be 2 p.m.
Ticket Degree 1 is a $10 basic admission ticket that solely permits entry to the observe for Derby day. Ticket Degree 2 is a $15 package deal ticket that permits entry, and ticketholders will obtain one commemorative Derby glass and one official Derby program. There are restricted variety of Ticket Degree 2 tickets obtainable.
Tickets can be found for buy at cnty.com/mountaineer or on the Mountaineer On line casino Reward Store. As well as, tickets might be obtainable for buy on race day on the Grandstand Will Name counter. Doorways will open at 10 a.m.
Mountaineer will provide 4 meals vans on the racetrack apron, together with MJB BBQ, Rusty Bull Taco, Street Runner Scorching Dawgs, and Martoni’s Pizza.