Jimmy Creed colt wins stakes debut, aims for Breeders’ Cup
October 7, 2023
Slider prevailed over Dark Vintage (IRE) by 1 ¼-lengths in Saturday’s $100,000 Speakeasy S. at Santa Anita Park to give the 2-year-old Jimmy Creed colt his first stakes win in what was his black type debut.
Slider went to the front at the break of tSlider prevailed over Dark Vintage (IRE) by 1 ¼-lengths in Saturday’s $100,000 Speakeasy S. at Santa Anita Park to give the 2-year-old Jimmy Creed colt his first stakes winhe five-furlong turf race and sped through an opening quarter-mile in :21.20. He drifted wide coming into the stretch, allowing Dark Vintage to take the lead. Slider righted himself and set his sights on the leader, running him down and pulling clear late to stop the timer in :55.96 on the firm turf.
“We switched him to the grass today because we’re hoping to run in the [Grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup] Juvenile Turf Sprint,” said winning trainer John Sadler. “I think what happened there turning for home was a combination of being a little green and being on the turf. To stay collected the way he did and come back and get that horse, that was impressive.”
Slider has two wins and a second in three starts and has earned $125,600 for Hall Racing LLC, Pearl Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds.
Pedigree notes from the TDN
A half-brother to SP Pete Marwick, Slider is the second foal to secure black-type for the dam Days Like This. He is her only resulting foal after four straight visits to Jimmy Creed in the last four years and she went back to the stallion for a fifth time for 2024.
Slider was bred by Jason Hall, Stephen Baker, Herschel Martindale and Mike Riordan. The bay colt sold to West Point for $240,000 at the 2023 OBS Spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.