(Churchill Downs Release )
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017) – Godolphin LLC’s 2-year-old homebred colt Enticed matched strides with Frank L. Jones Jr.’s Tiz Mischief in deep stretch and prevailed in a head bob at the finish to narrowly win Saturday’s thrilling 91st running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a scant head.
Enticed clocked 1 1/16 miles over a “fast” track in 1:44.42. Junior Alvarado rode the winner for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who are both based in New York.
Enticed collected $114,080 and 10 points as part of the 35-race “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” series, which offered points on a scale of 10-4-2-1 to the Top 4 finishers as a “Prep Season” race. Overall, he’s won two of his three starts with a third in Belmont Park’s $500,000 Champagne (GI) in early October. His earnings stand at $213,880 and has 12 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.