Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Turbo Compressor

Turbo Compressor striding away from the field.

May 14th, Race 5 at Monmouth Park: A 3 year olds and up, non-winners of one allowance. 

Here, we're going to be taking a look at the eventual winner, Turbo Compressor. Turbo Compressor is a 3 year old colt, who looks to have been a private purchase, and was making his first start for Todd Pletcher. This was his fourth career start. Previously he had broken his maiden in a state-bred special weight at Gulfstream and ran second in a 75k state-bred stakes at Tampa Bay for Gilberto Zerpa.


It's safe to say Turbo Compressor had a perfect trip, having set a dawdling pace on a track that generally favors speed. The competition wasn't exactly steep either; his main rival, Roman Invasion, was coming off a 19 month layoff. However, visually, his late turn of foot was breathtaking. While I hate to wax poetic over a simple allowance race, this performance may have given us a glimpse into an immensely talented 3 year old, one who could contend amongst the leaders of the 3 year old division sooner rather than later. 

The beyer from this win came back light, a mediocre 88, but this can be attributed to the slow early fractions.

His pedigree notes that he shouldn't have a problem stretching out further. Out of a Wild Event mare, and with that turn of foot, I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up having some success on turf as well.

Turbo Compressor has been entered in the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth this Saturday. While the competition appears formidable (mainly Rush Now and Pants On Fire) this is an appropriate spot for our favorite allowance winner.

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