Stud at Adena Springs
The connections of Wilko were just hoping
to the board when the entered their colt
in the 2004
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. What they did
was hit pay dirt. The son of Awesome Again,
his first start in North America and his first
start on dirt, shocked the racing world when
surged past Afleet Alex to
win the Juvenile.
"I can't believe it," jockey Frankie
Dettori said after the win. "I mean the horse
worked well on the dirt but we were just hoping
to hit the board. "I didn't think we had
anything to lose. I thought we could get a piece
of it," added trainer Jeremy Noseda, who
saddled the horse for the last time in the Juvenile.
John Paul Reddam bought a majority interest in
the colt a month before the Breeders’ Cup
and he will now attempt to win a Classic with
his surprising colt. Mr. Reddam has been down
the Triple Crown trail before with Ten
Most Wanted, a major Kentucky Derby contender
in 2003. That colt would later run second
Maker in the G1 Belmont Stakes before taking
the G1 Travers.
who seems to never run a bad race is heading
to the Kentucky Derby after his third place
run in the Santa Anita Derby. Perhaps he will
spring another big upset.