Let Em Shine Makes Grade I Debut In King’s Bishop

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Posted 08.22.13 at 9:11

Let Em Shine, under Edwin Maldonado, wins the Came Home Stakes. © Benoit Photo

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (August 22, 2013)—Let Em Shine, who won the Came Home Stakes May 11 at Betfair Hollywood Park, will make his first appearance in a Grade I in the $500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes Saturday at Saratoga.

Restricted to 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, the King’s Bishop is the second of three Grade I races – following the $500,000 Test and prior to the $1 million Travers – on a marathon 14-race program at Saratoga.

The 29th King’s Bishop is the 11th race and has a scheduled post time of 2:10 p.m. PDT. Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 10 a.m. for simulcasts.

Trained by Adam Kitchingman for owner William Peeples, Let Em Shine won the Came Home – at the King’s Bishop distance – by 4 ¾ lengths as the 11-10 favorite.

The victory was the third in four starts for the son of Songandaprayer and the Johannesburg mare Justaspell. Since that performance, Let Em Shine has run once – finishing fourth in the Grade II Woody Stephens June 8 at Belmont Park. He was beaten one length by come-from-behind winner Forty Tales.

Bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen McDonald, Let Em Shine has earned $136,910.

From inside out, the field for the Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes: Salutos Amigos, Jose Ortiz rides, 117 pounds; Forty Tales, Joel Rosario, 123; Capo Bastone, Irad Ortiz, Jr., 117; Slan Abhaile, Alan Garcia, 117; Majestic Hussar, Jose Lezcano, 117; Bad Hombre, Junior Alvarado, 117; Mentor Cane, Edgar Prado, 117; Declan’s Warrior, John Velazquez, 119; Overanalyze, Javier Castellano, 123; Let Em Shine, Mike Smith, 117; Integrity, Rajiv Maragh, 117; Central Banker, Robby Albarado, 117; Miraculousmo, Rosie Napravnik, 117 and No Distinction, Joe Rocco, Jr., 117.


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