Classy River Boyne All Heart In Defeating Top Mare Got Stormy By A Neck In Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile As Cedillo & Mullins Team For Mile Turf Win In 1:33.88ARCADIA, Calif. (March 7, 2020)–With favored Got Stormy a length clear with a sixteenth of a mile to run, Irish-bred River Boyne surged up the rail to take Saturday’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile by a neck under Abel Cedillo. Trained by Jeff Mullins, River Boyne got the mile on turf in 1:33.88.In his 21st start for Mullins, River Boyne, a 5-year-old full horse by Dandy Man, saved every inch of ground from his number two post position, inching into third position, about a length and a half off of longshot Kingly and multiple Grade I winner Got Stormy approaching the quarter pole. Turning for home, Got Stormy gained the advantage while Cedillo bided his time and swung outside of the tiring Kingly for a tremendous stretch run.A handy winner of the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes at a mile on turf here Feb. 8, River Boyne was the second choice at 5-1 and paid $12.00, $5.20 and $3.40.Owned by Red Baron’s Barn, LLC and Rancho Temescal, River Boyne, a four-time graded stakes winner, notched his first Grade I win today and improved his overall mark to 24-9-5-4. With the winner’s share of $240,000, he easily eclipsed the $1 million mark, boosting his bankroll to $1,211,918.As for Got Stormy, the brilliant 5-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic trained by Mark Casse, she ran too good to lose and in a valiant effort, finished a head clear of late running Next Shares. Second in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile versus males here three starts back on Nov. 2, Got Stormy was the even money favorite against nine older males with Tyler Gaffalione up today and paid $2.80 and $2.40.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Next Shares, who finished three quarters of a length in front of True Valour, was off at 8-1 and paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.15, 46.49, 1:10.27 and 1:22.04.
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