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Distorted Humor Adds US Gr3

Monday, 21st May 2012

Former Grand Lodge Thoroughbreds shuttler Distorted Humor (Forty Niner-Danzig's Beauty, by Danzig) added a US graded-stakes success when 4YO entire Alternation (Distorted Humor-Alternate, by Seattle Slew) scored by a nose in the US$300,000 Gr3 Pimlico Special (9.5 furlongs) at Pimlico. Alternation (ridden by Luis Quinonez for trainer Don Von Hemel) defeated fellow 4YO entire Nehro (Mineshaft-The Administrator, by Afleet) & 5YO entire Endorsement (Distorted Humor-Charmed Gift, by A.P.Indy). Alternation took his record to 8 wins (also including April's Gr2 Oaklawn Park Handicap over 9 furlongs at Oaklawn Park, March's Gr3 Razorback Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Oaklawn Park & February's Listed Essex Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Oaklawn Park, plus 2011's Gr2 Peter Pan Stakes over 9 furlongs at Belmont Park) & 2 placings (including 2011's Listed Oklahoma Derby over 9 furlongs at Remington Park) from 13 stars for US$900,004 earnings.

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