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Melatonin Wins Gr1 Gold Cup

Monday, 27th June 2016

At Santa Anita Park in the US, 5YO gelding Melatonin (Kodiak Kowboy-Yanquee Reign, by Yankee Victor) posted the second top-flight victory of his career when scoring by 1.5-lengths for trainer David Hofmans in the US$500,000 Gr1 Gold Cup (10 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 4YO entire Win The Space (Pulpit-Teamgeist, by Mutakddim) & 6YO entire Hard Aces (Hard Spun-All in With Aces, by Quiet American). Melatonin took his record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap) and 6 placings from 13 starts for over US$1.2 million earnings. Melatonin is the first Gr1 winner for his sire Kodiak Kowboy (Posse), a three-time Gr1 winner of the Carter Handicap, Vosburgh Stakes and Cigar Mile Handicap.

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