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Meadowood Triumphs In Chick Lang Stakes
BALTIMORE, 05-17-14 – Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton’s Meadowood broke alertly, backed off the hot pace and then resurged in the stretch to win the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes for 3-year olds Saturday at Pimlico.
Javier Castellano was aboard the Derek Ryan trainee, a son of Harlan’s Holiday who entered the Chick Lang undefeated after two starts. Meadowood started his career in the care of Todd Pletcher but joined the Ryan barn before his second victory.
Meadowood paid $12.20. He completed the six-furlong distance in 1:10.11, beating Brewing by three lengths. Prudhoe Bay was third.
CHICK LANG STAKES QUOTES
Winning Trainer Derek Ryan (Meadowood): “It worked out perfect with him sitting second just off the lead. This is a classy horse and he’s the kind that doesn’t need to have the lead. I got him in the middle of January. We had entered in a stake in New York and scratched out of that and this race came up and looked like a good spot.”
Winning Jockey Javier Castellano (Meadowood): “I had beautiful trip. I really liked the way he did it today. It was really professional how he did it. He got in behind and at the top of the stretch he took off. He’s going to be a good horse in the future. The only speed horse was the 9 (Brewing). I didn’t want to hook him and that was the horse to beat. I just wanted to track him and get him at the right time and the right place.
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