West Point won four races last week including two with Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, adding to a hot streak for the connections with 5 wins in our last 7 starts together.
Shug unveiled an impressive 2-year-old in Cugino, who kept finding more to win his debut Saturday on the grass at Aqueduct. On Sunday, it was an emerging 3-year-old in Signator, who scored his second in a row on the dirt at the Big A, registering a new best 94 Beyer. Fellow Hall of Famer Javier Castellano was in the irons for the two wins, and both colts figure to be headed to stakes races next time out.
On Saturday the McGaughey barn will look to keep it going with Virginia Derby winner Integration, who takes his 2-for-2 record into the Grade 2 Hill Prince Stakes for 3yos on the grass at Aqueduct.
On the West Coast, 2-year-old filly Mocha Grande graduated for trainer John Sadler on Saturday at Del Mar. Umberto Rispoli piloted Mocha Grande, a daughter of Uncle Mo that West Point campaigns with racing partner Michael Talla.
West Point also reached the winner’s circle on Wednesday with Run Away Rojo at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Manny Esquivel rode him for trainer Dallas Stewart.