STICKNEY/CICERO– 4 weeks ago, Hawthorne ran 2 stakes on the dirt for three-and-up Illinois-breds. Scott Becker was the winning fitness instructor in both races and likewiseas well as conditioned the second-place finisher. So when the Illinois-bred stakes were worked on a chilly, moist late-April night that included the Spring meets just night card of period, Scott Becker returned to the scene of the criminal offense with live horses. And once again, Scott Becker won both the stakes. In all throughout the fulfill, Becker would win four of the 6 stakes for Illinois-bred stakes. He likewise had three races where he conditioned to the exacta. As is conventional operating treatmentstandard procedure, Becker trains for one owner: William Stiritz.
Milwaukee Avenue Handicap: LUV BANDIT Wins Second Milwaukee Avenue In 3 Years
LUV BANDIT had run most of his big races going two turns, however in current months he had seen a reinvention of sorts – as a sprinter. He won the six-furlong Lightning Jet Handicap last fall, finishing ahead of I GOT IT ALL, who finished third at odds-on that day. After wintering at Oaklawn, LUV OUTLAW finished second behind stablemate Creative Art at 6 furlongs in the Robert S. Molaro Handicap on March 28. Today he stretched back out to a mile and a sixteenth. LUV BANDIT had actually been effectiveachieved success going that range in the past, and had actually specifically been successfulachieved success in the Milwaukee Opportunity Handicap. He won the Milwaukee Opportunity in 2013, and finished second behind Huge Looie in in 2013’s edition.
Today, in the Milwaukee Avenue, he and I GOT IT ALL faced each other once more. On the carry board, the very first of the moneythe cash fell heavily on LUV BANDIT. He was 6/5 in the early phases, with I GOT IT ALL the 2nd option at 9/5. As post time drew nearer, they traded places. By the time the race started, I GOT IT ALL had been wagered to 4/5; LUV OUTLAW wandered approximately 2/1. The bettors’ third option was another from the Becker barn: VALIANT CITY, unraced since November, went off the 5/1 third option.
WORTHY CITY struck the front early, with I GOT IT ALL flanking him on the exterior. Down the backstretch that pair duelled head and head, setting a sincere early rate for a two-turn race in slop: the quarter in 24.26, the half in 47.69. LUV OUTLAW stalked just a length off their speed. Entering the far turn, WORTHY CITY started to slope. I GOT IT ALL got his head in front, however he dealt with a new rival in the exact same green and white silks: LUV BANDIT. He got his head in front as the pair passed the three-sixteenths pole. I GOT IT ALL continued with interest on the in, but LUV BANDIT kicked clear passing the sixteenth pole. He wandered in approaching the wire, requiring I GOT IT ALL to steady, but crossed the wire 2 lengths in front. LAHSHAD, midpack throughout, edged clear for 3rd, 6 lengths behind the winner. WORTHY CITY, EMPIRESTRIKESAGAIN, and MY BORSALINO completed the order of surface.
Channing Hill, the rider of I GOT IT ALL, lodged a claim of nasty against Chris Emigh and LUV BANDIT alleging interference in deep stretch. That claim of nasty was prohibited.