Tut’s Revenge breaks one mile turf record in Mystic Lake Mile victory
Jockey Jareth Loveberry had a very good night at Canterbury Park. He won the $100,000 Mystic Lake Derby on Summer Assault for trainer Michele Boyce and owners Kevin Marko, Last Call Racing Partnership, Union Park Thoroughbreds and Cherrywood Racing Stables II. He also won the $50,000 Honor the Hero Stakes, going gate to wire in 54.77 seconds aboard favorite Wellabled while setting the five furlong turf record.
Summer Assault beat favorite Angelus Warrior by one length, riding the rail to the finish line, covering one mile on the firm turf in 1:34.15, the fastest time in nine renditions of the race. “He sat nice and relaxed off the pace,” Loveberry said. “He was a little hesitant when we [turned] for home. But he took off and finished strong. He finished good.” Summer Assault paid $6.40 to win.
Wellabled, who paid $3.20 to win, is trained by Larry Rivelli for owner Carolyn Wilson. Chief
Cicatriz finished second by one-half length while making his first turf start for trainer Shawn Davis.
Tut’s Revenge and rider Roimes Chirinos tracked pacesetter Primo Touch before taking the lead in upper stretch and holding off challenges from favorite Temple and second-place finisher Giant Payday to win the $75,000 Mystic Lake Mile by a head in 1:33.17, a course record time for one mile on the turf. Tut’s Revenge is trained by Clinton Stuart for Claim To Fame Stable. He paid $12.80 to win.
Streak of Luck wired the $75,000 Lady Canterbury field, ridden by Leandro Goncalves. The 5-year-old gray mare paid $14.80 to win. She is owned by Carrie Brogden, James Keogh and Roncelli Family Trust and is trained by Kelly Ackerman.
“She broke sharp. I couldn’t believe I was going so easy and nobody came up to me,” Goncalves
said. “I was thinking like, wow, they’re going to be in trouble. When I called on her she took off. She was just much the best today.”
Ask Bailey won the one mile on the turf $50,000 Northbound Pride Oaks, charging from last to first and drawing away to win by 4 1/4 lengths under Francisco Arrieta for trainer Michael Maker. The betting favorite returned $4.60. Arrieta secured the mount when jockey Florent Geroux, sixth nationally in purse earnings, received a positive test for COVID-19 and was unable to travel to Shakopee.
Handle for the nine race program was $2,162,165, the largest total of race meet thus far.