Bolo became Temple City’s newest stakes winner on Saturday with an authoritative victory in the $102,000 Eddie Logan S. at Santa Anita Park.
Temple City, a top-five first crop sire with nearly $900,000 in progeny earnings, now has six stakes horses and three stakes winners this year.
Bolo, who was very impressive when he broke his maiden Nov. 29 at Del Mar, handled his first stakes start in similar fashion. After going head-to-head with Stormy Liberal through six furlongs in 1:10.66, Bolo suddenly drew off by himself with little urging from Mike Smith. With no competition in sight, Smith wrapped up in deep stretch to finish the mile in 1:34.92 over a firm turf course.
“You know he’s doing it easy,” trainer Carla Gaines said. “He’s not a rank horse. (Mike) just let him settle into his stride, and he’ll go on forever.”
Bolo was bred by Spendthrift Farm and is owned by Golden Pegasus Racing Inc. He is 2-0-0 in three starts and has earned $81,700.
Bolo’s dam Aspen Mountain is a half-sister to Mining My Own, the dam of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mine That Bird. Aspen Mountain has a 2013 colt by Paddy O’Prado and a Dominus colt this year.