With Purpose Romps In Kattegat's Pride Starter Handicap

BALTIMORE,MD 05-14-10 – Peter Kazamias’ With Purpose rallied three wide around the far turn and came home a driving winner in the $25,000 Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap, the first of seven added-money races on Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan program at Pimlico.

Eibar Coa brought the 4-year-old daughter of Rock Slide back to the winner’s circle after completing the 1-1/16th -mile distance in 1:47.42 over the fast main track. With Purpose finished a length clear of Swear Allegiance, who was another half-length ahead of Frock’s Valley Girl. The race was restricted to 3-year-olds-and-up who had started for a claiming price of $7,500 or less in 2009-2010. With Purpose has now won two of three starter allowance races this year.

The Maryland-bred filly, who is trained by her owner at Philadelphia Park, paid $8.80 for a $2 win ticket.
Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap Quotes
Mike Schudlick (assistant to Peter Kazamias, winning owner/trainer, With Purpose) – “Coming into this race we were most worried about (May One), but she didn’t fire today and we did. Eibar gave this horse a great ride as usual. He rides for us in New York and has a great relationship with Peter.
Eibar Coa (winning jockey, With Purpose) – “I really had a perfect trip today. I just let him go early, then, at the quarter-pole I started to make the move. We got them at the three-eighths, and when I needed a little extra, she had it.”