A fine week for the Stidham stable was topped by a couple of nice wins at Hawthorne and Keeneland.
On Thursday at Keeneland, Sparticle broke his maiden in the style of a promising young colt for owner Barry Golden. Sticking to the task admirably under jockey Gary Stevens, Sparticle prevailed by a neck, and this three-year-old son of Field Commission can only go up from here.
The same day, Charged won her first race of the year under an inspired ride by Sophie Doyle at Hawthorne for Godolphin, storming down the stretch to win by three lengths. Stidham could well be looking for a spot of black-type for his charge at some time in the future.
And here’s the stable’s sole entry, today at Hawthorne:
Storming the Beach – Race 5, Claiming $8,000