John Oxley's regally-bred $500,000 Breeders Futurity (Grade I) third-place finisher Enforceable will rely on his previous two-turn experience in next Saturday's $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GI) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
“I think his experience going a route of ground will help him for the (1 1/16-mile) race,” trainer Mark Casse's assistant David Carroll said. “He's a nice 2-year-old and probably still figuring things out in the afternoon. With Tapit in his bloodline, sometimes his young horses still need a little bit of schooling. He's a very kind horse to ride in the morning but sometimes that changes in the afternoon.
“I thought his work last weekend (five furlongs in 1:00.80) was very strong and will set him up well for the Jockey Club. He'll need to step his game up in the afternoon but he's on the way to figuring things out.”
Enforceable is out of the mare Justwhistledixie who produced Breeders' Cup Juvenile (GI) winner New Year's Day and multiple graded stakes winner and 2016 Kentucky Derby (GI) fourth-place finisher Mohaymen. Enforceable was privately purchased by Oxley after a final bid of $775,000 did not meet the reserve price at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Other likely entrants to the Kentucky Jockey Club, which awards points to the Top 4 finishers on the Road to the Kentucky Derby on a 10-4-2-1 scale, include American Butterfly (trainer D. Wayne Lukas); Fighting Seabee (Kenny McPeek); Mr. Tip (Jack Sisterson); Sir Winsalot (McPeek); South Bend (Stan Hough); and Tiz the Law (Barclay Tagg).
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