Funtastic Again Goes Wire To Wire To Win Leonatus At Turfway - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Funtastic Again Goes Wire To Wire To Win Leonatus At Turfway

Gerardo Corrales guides Funtastic Again to victory in the Leonatus

Funtastic Again posted his first stakes win Saturday at Turfway Park after leading at every point of call in the $125,000 Leonatus for 3-year-olds.

Ridden by Gerardo Corrales for trainer Wesley Ward, the colt from the first crop of Three Chimneys Farm resident sire Funtastic clocked early fractions of :24.09, :48.12, and 1:12.67 for six furlongs before scoring by 3¾ lengths. He covered the one-mile test in 1:37.05 on the all-weather main track.

The favorite, Funtastic Again returned $4.26 for the victory.

American Speed bested Ironsides by a nose to take second in the nine-horse field.

Funtastic Again, who is campaigned by Three Chimneys Farm, notched his third win from five career starts. He came into Saturday's race off an allowance/optional-claiming win going the Leonatus distance at Turfway on Dec. 2. The $74,616 winner's share of the Leonatus purse increased his lifetime bankroll to $184,806.

Bred in Kentucky by BHMFR LLC, Funtastic Again was purchased for $60,000 as a weanling at the 2020 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, where Hunter Valley Farm consigned. His dam is the Broken Vow mare Repeta.

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