IMPRIMIS Makes a Miraculous Recovery to Win Keeneland’s G2 Shakertown
After going to his knees a few strides out of the gate, jockey Paco Lopez was able to let IMPRIMIS gather himself and the pair rallied through the stretch to win Keeneland’s G2 Shakertown S. by a neck. After the unfortunate start, the 5-year-old son of BROKEN VOW found himself in eighth in this field of 13 racing 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Able to put himself back in contention, IMPRIMIS went five wide around the turn, then charged down the lane to get up in time for the victory defeating five Graded stakes winners in his first Graded stakes win. Making his second start off the year, IMPRIMIS was coming off a 3 1/4-length win in Gulfstream’s Silks Run S. in which he ran a 109 Beyer and the five furlongs in :54.64. It was his seventh win from nine starts which included two stakes tallies last year. Lifetime record: 9-7-0-0, $382,338. O-Breeze Easy, LLC. B-Craig L. Wheeler. T-Joe Orseno.