Trainer Uriah St. Lewis always believed in Informative, and on Saturday the sophomore colt rewarded his faith with a maiden victory going a one-turn mile at Aqueduct.
St. Lewis, who also owns the son of Bodemeister, has shown up to some of racing's biggest dances most notably with Discreet Lover, who won the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup in 2018. He will now look to make headlines at the top flight with Informative and target the Grade 3 Gotham.
“We'll nominate to the Gotham and we'll train him up to that and try it out,” St. Lewis said.
Informative was acquired for $25,000 from the Fasig-Tipton Mid Atlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale last May, where he was consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds. Judging by his training early on, St. Lewis said he knew that his horse would relish longer distances.
In his two starts prior to breaking his maiden, he was second in the James F. Lewis III at Laurel before finishing fourth in the Grade 2 Remsen as the longest shot in the nine-horse field.
“He was good looking at the sale and he's a Bodemeister, who is a good sire,” St. Lewis said. “He was reasonably priced for that sire, so we took a chance on him. After a few works, he started doing better and better. We know he wants to go long, that's why we ran him in the Remsen.”
St. Lewis looks forward to hopefully having another horse in the spotlight.
“I would love that. Getting to that stage is what we all hope for. If we can get there and run in the Derby I would be delighted,” St. Lewis said.
Bred in Kentucky by Rose Hill Farm and John Trumbulovic, Informative is out of the Hard Spun broodmare Lucky Black and comes from the same family as Grade 1 winners El Corredor and Roman Ruler.
St. Lewis said Discreet Lover is in training and will target a summer return to action.
“He's back in training,” said St. Lewis. “If all works out well, you'll see him back in the summer.”
New to the Paulick Report? Click here to sign up for our daily email newsletter to keep up on this and other stories happening in the Thoroughbred industry.
Copyright © 2020 Paulick Report.