Saratoga Stakes Success for Verrazano
Progressive colt Archidust (3c Verrazano x Chilling Effect, by Gold Fever) claimed his second Black Type victory when capturing the $100,000 Mahony Stakes at Saratoga on Wednesday.
Trained by Jorge Navarro, Archidust won his previous start on turf in a stakes race on July 14 and backed it up with another commanding win on the grass.
Archidust was a $300,000 OBS March 2YO Sale purchase and has the overall record of four wins and two placings from eight starts with prizemoney topping $160,000.
"I think he's a pretty nice horse,” said winning rider jockey Javier Castellano. “I rode the horse at the beginning of the year and he's a completely different horse now. He's made a lot of progress. When I first rode him, he was a little immature mentally, but today he was focused. I liked the way he did it today."
Archidust is a half-brother to stakes-placed Bach Hamilton from stakes-placed Chilling Effect.