Seven Trumpets ML 2nd Choice in Jerome
Seven Trumpets looks for his third win in a row when he goes postward in Saturday’s $150,000 Jerome Stakes. The top four finishers in the earn Derby qualifying points.
The Jerome was originally scheduled to be run on New Year’s Day, but rescheduled due to the recent wintery weather and “bomb cyclone” that hit the New York area.
Seven Trumpets’ most recent win came in a first-level allowance in Churchill Downs’ November 27 “Stars of Tomorrow II” card. He’s trained by Dale Romans, who is loaded with promising 3-year-olds this year.
West Point purchased the son of Pennsylvania Derby winner Morning Line from the 2017 OBS April Sale. He was well beaten in his debut in mid-July at Ellis Park, but with some “bad racing luck” and masterful training by Dale Romans, he’s developed into a top prospect for the Kentucky Derby trail.
After exiting his debut with a tender shin, the colt was treated and entered to run in August at Ellis but did not draw in. He was then slated to return Labor Day weekend, but races were canceled due to a deluge of rain. This series of events turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
In early September the colt “went out the back door” and was well beaten in a workout in company at Churchill. Romans then started him on an intense schooling regime, in which he worked in and amongst horses every week, took dirt, and was taught to remain confident while in tight quarters. He’s been unbeatable since and we hope to continue the streak on Saturday afternoon!
Seven Trumpets breaks from post two in the field of eight under Paco Lopez. Post time for the Jerome is 3:50 ET.
Good luck and safe travels to all of our Partners who are making the trip to the Big A to cheer Seven Trumpets on!