January 30, 2018
Our client/friend, Mrs.Jerry Amerman is the breeder of G3 winner OSCAR NOMINATED. Congratulations!
Saturday, Gulfstream Park
W. L. MCKNIGHT H.-GIII, $200,000, GP, 1-27, 4yo/up, 1 1/2mT,2:30.08, fm.
1--OSCAR NOMINATED, 123, r, 5, by Kitten's Joy/Devine Actress (SW, $107,300)
O-Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey; B-Jerry Amerman (KY); T-Michael J. Maker; J-Jose L. Ortiz. $119,040. Lifetime Record: MGISP, 24-6-7-2, $1,416,331. *Full to Oscar Performance, MGISW, $1,787,632.
2--Nessy, 117, g, 5, Flower Alley/Flower Forest, by Kris S. O/B-Sierra Farm (KY); T-Ian R. Wilkes. $38,400.
3--Bullards Alley, 123, g, 6, Flower Alley/Flower Forest, by Kris S. ($11,000 2yo '14 FTKHRA). O-Wayne Spalding & Faron McCubbins; B-Eugene Melnyk (KY); T-Tim Glyshaw. $19,200.
Returning from a 78-day break--easily the longest of his career--Oscar Nominated was given a tactically perfect ride by Eclipse Award winner Jose Ortiz and held on late to record the third graded stakes success of his career in Saturday's GII W.L. McKnight H. at Gulfstream. A veteran of 19 starts over the last two seasons, Oscar Nominated visited eight tracks last term, winning the GIII Kentucky Turf Cup while finishing the distant runner-up to Bullards Alley in the GI Pattison Canadian International S. and third in the GI Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. The winner is expected to make his next start in the GII Pan American H. Mar. 31.
Oscar Nominated is a full-brother to Grade I winner Oscar Performance and is kin to the sophomore filly Emmy Performance (Point of Entry) and the 2-year-old colt Award Winner (Ghostzapper).