Prince of Jericho Gives Munnings Stakes Double
Prince of Jericho (3c Munnings x Golden Review, by Medaglia d’Oro) became the second stakes winner of the day for his sire on Saturday with a romp in the Listed Concern Stakes.
Racing just behind the leader in the seven furlong dirt race, the Brittany Russell trainee went a few paths wide in the turn to make a bid for the lead. Forced out even farther in upper stretch when bumped by a rival, he drifted back inside after grabbing the lead as he pulled away.
Prince of Jericho built his margin to 4 ¾ lengths by the end of the race with the third placed horse eight lengths behind in the end.
“He’d trained forward coming into this race so we knew the seven-eighths would be perfect,” jockey Sheldon Russell said. “We had a good little trip [today] and we’re just happy that he bounced out of that last race and he’s back in form. He’s a very straightforward horse. I’m just happy to get him back into the winner’s circle today.”
Raced by Michael Dubb and Morris Bailey, it was the second stakes win of the year for the 3-year-old, who has placed in the top three in five stakes with eight top three finishes in nine starts overall.
The Edward Seltzer-bred colt is out of a daughter of multiple stakes placed Pleasant Review, who also produced stakes winner Sparkling Review. Prince of Jericho’s third dam is the great broodmare Dance Review, whose descendants include her Grade I winning daughter No Review, Grade I winning son Another Review with Grade I winners Rattle N Roll, Cavorting, and Clairiere among those under her name.
Munnings earned his 70th career stakes winner earlier in the day when My Beautiful Bride secured her first stakes victory in the Regret Stakes.