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Build to Suit draws off to win $150,000 Hudson H.

October 20, 2019

Dominus got his latest stakes winner on Oct. 18 when Build to Suit rallied strongly in the stretch to win the $150,000 Hudson H. at Belmont Park by a widening 2 ½-lengths.

Dominus, whose biggest crop to date are yearlings this year, has six stakes horses in 2019, including the graded stakes-placed duo of All Right and Parsimony. A Grade 2 winner on both dirt and turf, Dominus will stand the 2020 season at Spendthrift for $5,000 live foal.

Build to Suit, who was second by a nose in the John Morrisey S. at Saratoga this summer, broke from post 1 in the Hudson. Behind horses through a half-mile in :46.45, he swung off the fence and drove past Eye Luv Lulu in mid-stretch. He completed the 6 ½-furlongs in 1:15.88 on a fast main track.

“He broke sharp today and I was able to put him right behind the speed,” jockey Manny Franco said. “He was traveling so well. I was happy where I was. By the five-sixteenths pole, I just tapped him and he responded pretty well. I got the hole, went through, and we got it done.”

Build to Suit is now 6-2-2 in 10 starts and has earned $342,850 for Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence. The winner was bred by Spendthrift Farm and is a half-brother to Temple City’s Grade 1 winner Bolo, out of Aspen Mountain.

Pedigree notes from the TDN:

Hailing from the extended female family of GI Kentucky Derby upsetter Mine That Bird (Birdstone) and MGISW Dullahan (Even the Score), Build to Suit has an unnamed yearling half-sister by Temple City.