A colt nicely on the improve would be a apt description of Kids Rule at present, after the four-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid added another victory to his resume at the weekend.
Owned in a partnership between Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC and Brent Gasaway, Kids Rule turned the fourth race at Arlington on Saturday into an American Pharoah-display of sheer dominance. Jockey Timothy Thornton had his mount poised on the heels of the leaders for much of the way, and when it came time for Thornton to wave the stick, Kids Rule accelerated away from the field to record a five-and-three-quarter length victory at the wire.
This was Kids Rule’s third win in total, his second on the bounce, and on this evidence alone he looks a likely candidate to add a few more single digits to his name.
Looking to the week ahead, Stidham has Follow the Kitten and Fancy Ticket entered at Arlington Friday.