Confidence Sport Jumps To Fourth In NTRA Prime 3-Yr-Previous Ballot – Horse Racing Information


Confidence Sport (Sweet Experience) wins the Insurgent Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn on 2.25.23. Jame Graham up, Keith Desormeaux coach, Don’t Inform My Spouse Stables proprietor.

After a sloppy victory within the $1 million Insurgent Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park, Confidence Sport was voted into fourth place for the fifth week of the NTRA Prime 3-Yr-Previous Ballot. Educated by Keith Desormeaux and ridden to victory by James Graham, Confidence Sport (Sweet Experience) is out of Eblouissante, the half-sister to Corridor of Fame racemare Zenyatta.

Desormeaux bought the Summer season Wind Equine-bred colt for simply $25,000 on the Keeneland September Yearling sale. With three wins from seven profession begins up to now, Confidence Sport has earned $785,525 on the racetrack.

The Prime 3-Yr-Previous Ballot of 2023 continues to be led by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Forte, a son of Violence skilled by Todd Pletcher. The colt has not but began this yr, however is entered in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

In second place is stays G3 Southwest winner Arabian Knight (previously skilled by Bob Baffert, lately transferred to former Baffert assistant Tim Yakteen), whereas G3 Lecomte winner Immediate Espresso sits in third (Brad Cox).

The three-Yr-Previous ballot represents horses competing up and thru the Triple Crown.


Week 5 of the NTRA Prime Thoroughbred Ballot supplied an enormous change in second place when Taiba (now in seventh) failed to fireplace within the Saudi Cup. As an alternative, it was his stablemate Nation Grammer who got here up simply in need of a victory within the $20 million race for a second yr in a row. That efficiency boosted Nation Grammer from third to second on this week’s ballot.

Pegasus World Cup winner Artwork Collector stays atop the bunch. The Invoice Mott trainee kicked off his 6-year-old season with the most important win of his profession, drawing away to win the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup by 4 1/2 lengths. Artwork Collector, sired by Bernardini, now owns 11 wins from 21 begins with earnings over $4 million.

Elite Energy, Breeders’ Cup winner and Champion Sprinter, additionally proved a robust power in Saudi Arabia when he captured the Riyadh Dust Dash beneath Frankie Dettori. In consequence, the Mott trainee was voted into third on this week’s ballot. One other Mott-trained stablemate, Cody’s Want, stays in fifth along with his most up-to-date begin a win in final yr’s Breeders’ Cup Dust Mile.

One other Baffert trainee, Pegasus runner-up Defunded sits in fourth forward of Saturday’s Large ‘Cap at Santa Anita.


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