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Far From Over
Far From Over overcame a stumbling start to capture the February 7 Withers Stakes (G3), joining the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard with the 10-point winner’s share, and the promising colt improved his record to two for two.
Owned by Steven Marshall’s Black Rock Thoroughbreds, the three-year-old is from the first crop of sire Blame, who was named champion older male following his narrow victory over Zenyatta in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Blame is by Arch, sire of 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another.
Far From Right was bred in Kentucky by the partnership of Alexander, Groves and Matz and the bay riddling hails from regal bloodlines. He is out of the Grade 3-placed A.P. Indy mare Alchemist, dam of Grade 3 winner Altesse and multiple Grade 1-placed And Why Not. The mare is out of the Grade 1 winner Aldiza and Far From Right counts as his fourth maternal dam Broodmare of the Year Courtly Dee.
He was purchased for $550,000 at the 2013 Keeneland September sale.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, the Eclipse Award-winning conditioner in 2013-14, Far From Right won his career debut at Aqueduct on December 12, racing on the front end throughout the one-mile and 70-yard event.
He displayed new tactics posting a 1 ¾-length decision in the 1 1/16-mile Withers, closing from last to first following the tardy beginning, and registered a commendable 96 BRIS Speed rating with jockey Manuel Franco in the irons.
Far From Right was overlooked at 6-1 in the six-horse Withers. Among those left in his wake was 1-2 favorite and runner-up El Kabeir, who currently tops the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard with 25 points following victories in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and Jerome Stakes (G3).
Considering his inexperience and accomplishments so far, Far From Over rates as an exciting prospect.