The past couple months have highlighted numerous successes for Ten Strike Racing.
In October, homebred Critical Value rolled to her first stakes victory, strolling to a 5 1/2 length score in the Maid of the Mist Stakes at Belmont Park. The daughter of Bodemeister was coming into the race off a 2 3/4 length maiden score at Saratoga and looks to be a top New York-bred three year old filly for 2020.
On November 16th at Laurel Park, OBS April 2018 purchase Benintendi made his long awaited debut; and boy was it worth the wait. Breaking on top from the gate, Benintendi streaked to the lead and never looked back, setting quick fractions on his way to a breakout 8 3/4 length victory which saw him earn an eye-popping 88 Beyer Speed Figure (Replay). The three year old gelded son of Take Charge Indy stamped himself as a horse to watch for the future for a rising star of the training ranks, Brittany Russell.
Just five days later at Churchill Downs, three year old filly Irish Mischief atoned for her 4th place finish in the G2 Raven Run with a dominant win of her own, running a full field of fillies off their feet in allowance company on her way to a 5 1/4 length victory which saw her earn a career best 94 Beyer Speed Figure (Replay).
As we enter the final month of 2019, Ten Strike appears to be loaded for not only a strong end to the year, but also for a big 2020, with stable star Warrior’s Charge back in training and a December return to the races at Fair Grounds having been set as the target.