The Stidham barn enjoyed a nice winner at Churchill Downs on Sunday, when Sunset Knoll led gate-to-wire to record her second career victory.
Owned by Reiley McDonald, Sunset Knoll broke like a greyhound, and never saw another flared nostril thereafter, passing the wire a length too good under jockey James Graham. This was a second win for the four-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand, and on this evidence, she looks nailed on to add to that tally.
As to the week ahead, the Stidham stable holds a typically strong hand at Arlington Friday:
Trusty Truman – Race 1, Maiden Claiming
Full Tap – Race 3, Allowance
Kara’s Angel – Race 4, Claiming
Nyoman – Race 5, Starter Optional Claiming
Texas Special – Race 6, Maiden Special Weight
Top Mention – Race 7, Allowance Optional Claiming