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THUNDERPRINCE WINS AGAIN

June 12, 2005 · By · Share

Thunderprince, West Point's three-year-old son of Indian Charlie, scored a convincing victory in the New York Bred "two other than" allowance on June 12th.  The victory was Thunderprince's second in a row, and he remains undefeated since returning from a winter freshening.

Breaking from the rail, jockey Richard Migliore hustled Thunderprince from the gate to save track position.  Thunderprince quickly struck the front while getting a quarter-mile in 22.3.  Thunderprince came back in hand nicely and relaxed midway down the backstretch leading by a head after a half-mile in 46.1.  Thunderprince responded strongly when getting roused.  He kicked clear by over three-lengths in the stretch and then held sway to the wire to score a two and three-quarter length win.  The running time for the seven furlongs was a solid 1:23.3.

Winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said, ""Richie (Migliore) had to send him early from the rail, but he said that when Thunderprince hit the lead he relaxed nicely.  The colt has a nice high idling speed, so when Richie throttled him down he was going nice and easy.  He then had plenty left in the tank for the stretch run and held the rest of them at sway.  Richie says that he feels like such a bigger and stronger horse this year.  The time off seems to have done him a world of good.  I think it's clear this horse is going to be a NY Bred Stakes level runner this year."

Thunderprince earned another $27,000 for the victory pushing his career earnings over $82,000 in only five career starts.  We will look to run Thunderprince back in either an allowance race or in a leg of the Big Apple Triple.

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