Pimlico on Saturday proved to be fine pickings for the Stidham stable, when Croce d’Oro (a three-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro) broke his maiden in admirably tenacious fashion under jockey Forest Bryce.
For owners Machmer Hall Thoroughbreds and Haymarket Farm, Croce d’Oro broke smartly on the lead, and there he stayed, hanging on by the skin of his teeth to shake the monkey from his back at the fourth time of asking.
This was a typically tough and honest performance from a Stidham runner, and one that bodes well for the future. And he could well be a young colt to watch.
It’s a relatively quiet week for the stable, but come Friday, all eyes will be on the start of the summer season at Arlington, where Stidham fields a hat-trick of entries:
She’s Got the Mojo – Race 6, Maiden Claiming
Storming the Beach – Race 8, Claiming
Cannes – Race 8, Claiming