April 9, 2018
Undefeated ANALYZE IT wins Glll Transylvania S. at Keeneland
TDN Rising Star, Analyze It was bred in Kentucky by Headley Bell, Nancy Bell, and NATO. He was raised and sold by Mill Ridge Farm and purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent, for $190,000 out of the 2017 Ocala Breeders' Sales March 2-year-olds in training sale. He is out of the mare Sweet Assay and is likely to take aim at the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (G1T) this summer, according to his connections.
KENTUCKY UTILITIES TRANSYLVANIA S.-GIII, $150,000, KEE, 4-6, 3yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:45.60, yl.
1--ANALYZE IT, 123, c, 3, by Point of Entry/Sweet Assay ($130,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP; $190,000 2yo '17 OBSMAR). O-William H. Lawrence; B-P. Headley & Nancy Bell & NATO (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Jose L. Ortiz. $90,000.
Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $195,000.
2--Captivating Moon, 118, c, 3, Malibu Moon/Appealing Storm.
3--Admiralty Pier, 118, g, 3, English Channel/Full Steam Ahead
Margins: 5 1/4, NO, HF. Odds: 0.80, 8.00, 11.30.
With the far-outside post and perhaps a bit of rust seemingly his main obstacles, Analyze It broke a bit flat-footed but moved up under his own power to avoid much ground loss into the first bend and sit third down the backside. Longshot Beer Pressure opened up a double-digit advantage through a half in :48.83 over yielding sod, but Jose Ortiz always seemed supremely confident on the chalk. Analyze It tugged his way closer heading for home, put away pesky foe Dragon Drew in midstretch and poured it on from there. " Trainer, Chad Brown drew it up perfect for me,"said Ortiz. "He said hopefully two or three horses would go and you can sit tight, third or fourth. And that's what I did. Analyze It relaxed very well. The fast pace helped me a lot. When I asked him to go, he went so well, so smooth. He's a really, really nice horse." Brown, mentioned the GI Belmont Derby July 7 as a potential longterm target. It's a really good win for the home team. This horse was raised just miles from here at Mill Ridge Farm. He's a Keeneland sale grad. Pete Bradley, who bought the horse for us, has a big business here in Lexington, so I feel it's a huge win for the home team.