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Updated Spotlight- Midwest: Successful Score

June 12, 2009 · By · Share

This summer we will spotlight the members of the West Point Thoroughbreds Class of 2009.  In an effort to provide fans and visitors more information on the newest horses from the various parts of the country, we developed these closer looks.  Our first Midwest spotlight features:

Successful Score

This son of Successful Appeal has made quite a favorable impression on Dale Romans since joining his barn at Churchill Downs earlier this spring.  Dale said he's a "smooth mover" that is very focused when he's on the race track.  The way he runs with his head down has reminded some of our graded stakes winner Mr. Fantasy.

Dale has been working him in company with another one of our two-year-olds, Quiet All American, and a Heligbrodt juvenile that they think very highly of.  Successful Score has more than held his own with his workmates and has been a "real pro" since shipping to Kentucky.

Dale has already gotten five official breezes into Successful Score, including a five furlong work from the gate.  If early running two-year-olds are what you look for, then this colt should be right up your alley.  Dale feels Successful Score is not that far from being race ready and would like to get him into the starting gate before Churchill Downs closes on July 5th.

Dale has said all along that with Successful Score's pedigree, he is a ?win-early' type of horse, and we might not be that far away from that being the case.


Successful Score


To see more videos of Successful Score, please click here.


 Date  Dist.  Time  Rank
 5/11  2F  24.80  NA
 5/17  3F  36.00  2/23
 5/24  4F  48.80  12/48
 5/31  4F  49.40  20/54
 6/8  5F (g)  1:02.00  10/23



What people are saying about Successful Score:

Trainer Dale Romans:

"When I saw this horse at the sale, I thought he was the kind of colt that had a chance to win early.  Since he's been in my barn, he's done nothing but reaffirm my first impression.  He just seems to get better each time you take him to the track."

WPT President Terry Finley:

"We didn't have to look hard at the sale to find this colt.  He stood out in the crowd and forced you to take notice of him.  Needless to say, we liked what we saw."


To learn more about Successful Score, click here.


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