The weight of expectations rested upon American Patriot long before a saddle ever touched his back.
As a son of world-class sire War Front out of the Tiznow mare Life Well Lived—a full sister to Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) winner Well Armed—the homebred colt was well-regarded enough by WinStar Farm to result in an $850,000 RNA from Taylor Made Sales Agency's consignment to the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale.
“You can’t ask for any more than he gave us today," Lynch said of Heart to Heart's effort. "He even tried to stick his nose out at the wire. I think Julien (Leparoux) gave him an unbelievable ride, and (Heart to Heart) laid it down too. It’s just one of those things in racing ... we’ll get put our heads together and come up with a game plan (for his next start). I think coming back quick after the effort he put in today certainly wouldn’t be an option.”
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“He’s never leaving California again”- trainer Carla Gaines on MG2 winner #Bolo, who ran 9th as favorite in Fri’s Maker’s 46 Mile @keeneland
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