The Juvenile Stayers Qualifiers were the highlights of Thursday evening’s cards from the virtual racetracks at Digiturf. All the pre-race talk concerned Rule The Air who the owner states will be entered into this weekend’s auction at no reserve.
Both the colts’ and fillies events were to be run over 2850m on this occasion and with $200 added to stakes for each and places in November’s end of season Championship Finals up for grabs, there was plenty at stake and all to play for.
Friday saw the first Juvenile Classic Qualifiers of the season take place over at Digiturf and both the colts’ and fillies’ events threw up notable performances. It may well be early in the season but whatever turns up between now and November will find this pair tough nuts to crack.
Owner Chrisman has, for a long time, been one of the leading players at Digiturf but recently he has become an increasingly dominant force. With Pillbut’s unfortunate demise there was a vacancy at the head of affairs and Chrisman seems to be stepping up to the plate.
Last season’s leading two year old, Priscus Of Rome, was the top single horse lot sold at Digiturf’s opening auction of the new season, which took place this weekend.