By Blood Horse
Trainer Chad Brown can remember the days when Patternrecognition spent more time at the farm than the racetrack.
There was always a nice blend of speed and talent in the son of Adios Charlie , but one minor problem after another led to a string of gaps that forced Brown to focus on allowance races for his runner.
Finally, at the mature age of 5, all the time and patience Brown and owners Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence put into Patternrecognition has been rewarded.
The Florida-bred scored a frontrunning victory in the Kelso Handicap (G2) when he made his stakes debut in September, and Dec. 1 he blossomed into a grade 1 winner by using his speed to register a three-quarter-length victory over True Timber in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
“He earned this victory,” Brown said. “He’s always had a ton of ability. It was just a matter of keeping him on the racetrack.”
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