Godolphin’s Pixelate Leads to Prince George County Victory at $ 100,000
BALTIMORE, Md. – Pixelate of Godophin LLC, fifth in the Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) and last time hit a nose here in the Henry Clark, ran down Logical Myth to win Prince George’s $ 100,000 County on Pimlico Racecourse. of a length.
Coached by Michael Stidham and ridden by Joe Bravo, Pixelate did a good 1 1/8 mile grass course in 1: 53.56. Eons was third and Argonne fourth.
Stidham called the win “very satisfying because he’s there every time.”
“He lays his body down for us every time,” he added. “When he loses it’s not a lot, so when he wins it’s very special. Joe [Bravo] had it in the right place, moved it at the right time and I was delighted with the effort.
The 1 1/8-mile Prince George County for ages 3 and up on the grass was the third of five stakes worth $ 475,000 in purses on a 10-race program. Having debuted in 2019, he was not executed during a 2020 stakes timeline shortened by the pandemic.
It was preceded by the $ 100,000 Searching, also on turf, and $ 75,000 Ben’s Cat and followed by the $ 100,000 Shine Again and $ 100,000 Stormy Blues. The Ben’s Cat for Maryland bred horses and Stormy Blues for 3 year old fillies were both moved from the grass to the main track and kept at five stages.
It was a clean break for everyone in Prince George County and it was the winner of multiple stakes on Alwaysmining dirt who went up front and took the field into the first corner after a quarterback. opening of: 24.74 followed by Doc Boy, also wearing the Colors Godolphin, Mythe Logique and well done Pixelate dimension in fifth along the rail.
Alwaysmining led the field in the backstretch passing: 50.68 halves and 1: 15.25 three quarters before Logical Myth moved up the outside, the leader entering the last corner and taking the lead in entering the stretch. But Bravo moved Pixelate along the rail, outside of a tiring Alwaysmining around the turn entering the stretch, then passed Logical Myth in the final sixteenth.
“He was really strong in the first corner,” said Bravo. “When we got down behind, he started to breathe under me and I knew he was comfortable. When I got home, I had to get him out. Stidham did all the hard work and really prepared him. I want to say thank you to Godolphin. What a month they had. They won it all. It’s just nice to wear their colors.
When asked if he had been told anything before he first started up Pixelate, Bravo replied, “Don’t get beaten up, jock.”
Pixelate, the frontrunner, brought in $ 4.20.
Prince George County is the second most populous county in Maryland behind Montgomery, bordering the eastern part of Washington, DC. Within its borders are both Laurel Park in Laurel, Maryland and Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland.
Maryland Jockey Club Press Release
Photo: Pixelate of Godolphin (Photo by Maryland Jockey Club)