One year ago, the Ball family’s Limousine Liberal caught a wet-fast (sealed) track in the Churchill Downs Stakes presented by Twinspires.com (G2)and won by a head. This year, he found a sloppy surface under the Twin Spires and got the job done again, scoring a head victory over Warrior’s Club in the seven-furlong race.
With Jose Ortiz up again for trainer Ben Colebrook, the 6-year-old Successful Appeal gelding got the trip in 1:22.73. Warrior’s Club was a game second while closing from the outside. Between those two, another head back in the photo finish was Awesome Slew—who was second last year.
“He was able to kind of sneak away there a little bit, and then he fought back after they passed him. And just a phenomenal ride by Jose and blessed, really, to have a horse like this.”