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Macho Again breaks maiden in smashing style

October 28, 2007 · By · Share

A return to the dirt was exactly what the racing gods ordered as Macho Again dominated a maiden special weight field at Churchill Downs.  Macho Again broke very alertly then came back to hand for jockey Jamie Theriot.  He rated in fourth through a quarter-mile in 23 flat then advanced to third after a half-mile.  When Theriot gave Macho Again his cue, Macho Again exploded away and drew off to over a five-length victory while under a hand ride late.

Trainer Dallas Stewart said, "This could be a very nice colt.  We are not going to rush him.  He's still learning.  Jamie Theriot said the horse was still a little green at times.  He will just get better as he matures.  We could have a lot of fun over the winter with him."

Jockey Jamie Theriot said, "I really like this colt.  He broke great, and then he came back to me beautifully.  I was able to take hold of him and get him to settle.  He was looking around a little bit down the backstretch.  When I nudged him at the three-eighths pole he took off.  He shied away from my whip in the stretch and was still a little green, but he felt like he would run all day."

We will now point Macho Again for a race early at the Fairgrounds meet in New Orleans.  Macho Again, who debuted with a strong runner-up finish at Saratoga, now has a win and a second from three career starts.  The two-year-old son of Macho Uno has now earned over $36,000.

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