Phosphorescent Glows In Return!
West Point Thoroughbreds' Phosphorescent, a four-year-old son of Rock Slide glowed in his return to the races on Sunday at Fair Grounds. The four-year-old son of Rock Slide broke well and settled off the pace early on in the five and one half furlong turf contest. Jockey Francisco Torres then guided him inside around the far turn and Phosphorescent responded in a big way, gaining the lead in midstretch and never looking back to score in his grass debut by 2 ½ easy lengths.
Trainer Dale Romans said after the race, "We stole this one. We had license to do this off the layoff and it worked perfectly. When I saw him moving well early I was very confident. That was a good race, and we will have some fun with him this spring."
Francisco Torres said, "I was sitting on a ton of horse from the moment the gate opened. He moved so easily down the backside and into the turn. Once a hole opened on the turn, I knew I was a winner. He ran very well."
Phosphorescent has two victories from eight career starts and earnings of over $52,000. Look for him to run back this April at Keeneland.