Bravo Makes Proforma Perform To Win Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint
Jockey Joe Bravo perfectly guided gelding Proforma to win his first graded stakes, the Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes.
Campaigned by David A. Ross' DAARS, Proforma won a pair of black-type stakes on the dirt at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and Monmouth Park, but after Bravo guided him to a third-place finish in the Allied Forces Stakes Sept.
Proforma entered the 6 1/2-furlong Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint off a third-place finish in the Wolf Hill Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on the Monmouth turf.
Bravo confidently asked Proforma late in the turn, and he surged past four rivals, edging White Flag by a head. Proforma set a course record in 1:15.72 the third time that record fell Saturday.
White Flag, was followed by third-place Vici, who entered off a clear victory in an optional-claiming allowance race earlier this month at Kentucky Downs.