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Distorted Humor Adds US Gr2

Monday, 10th March 2008

Also in the US, former Grand Lodge Thoroughbreds shuttler Distorted Humor (Forty Niner-Danzig's Beauty, by Danzig) added a group success when 7YO gelding Commentator (Distorted Humor-Outsource, by Storm Bird) continued his extraordinary recent form with a 13.75-lengths slaughter of his rivals in the US$190,000 Gr2 Richter Scale Sprint Handicap (7 furlongs) for 4YOs & up at Gulfstream Park in Florida. New York-bred Commentator (ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Nick Zito) defeated Rexson's Rose (Suave Prospect-Dr Rexsonshope, by Rexson's Hope) & Elite Squadron (Officer-Sweet Mama, by High Brite). At his previous start Commentator similarly blew away his competition with a front-running 14-lengths victory & new course record for 8 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on January 17; overall he now boasts 11 wins (5 stakes, also including 2005's Gr1 Whitney Handicap over 9 furlongs at Saratoga, 2006's Listed Mugatea Stakes by 6.25 lengths over 6.5 furlongs at Belmont Park & 2007's Listed Richmond Runner stakes by 11.25-lengths also over 6.5 furlongs at Belmont, plus a placing in 2005's Gr1 Woodward Stakes) from 17 starts for US$971,936 earnings.

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