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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: One Tough Kitten


Camelot Kitten continued his successful spring season when he captured the G3 Pennine Ridge at Belmont Park by a hard-fought neck. It was the second consecutive graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt, following his head victory in the G2 American Turf May 7. Camelot Kitten has now won two of three starts in 2016, and is three for six overall.

The Pennine Ridge victory provided Camelot Kitten’s trainer, Chad Brown, with yet another graded stakes win this year, keeping him firmly atop the American Graded Stakes Standings trainer list. Thus far in 2016, Brown has saddled 12 individual graded stakes winners which have notched 14 graded stakes wins.

Just behind Brown in second on the AGS trainer list is Todd Pletcher, who has sent out 11 individual graded stakes winners. Pletcher has had success with Mshawish (G1 Donn H., G3 Hal’s Hope), Curalina (G1 La Troienne), Outwork (G1 Wood Memorial), Anchor Down (G3 Westchester), Blofeld (G2 Gulfstream Park H.), Destin (G2 Tampa Bay Derby, G3 Sam F. Davis), Lost Raven (G3 Miss Preakness), Photo Call (G3 Orchid), Sandiva (G3 Marshua’s River), Stanford (G2 Charles Town Classic), and Tommy Macho (G3 Fred W. Hooper).

Catch a Glimpse’s impressive win over males in the G3 Penn Mile was her fourth graded stakes win of the year, moving the talented 3-year-old filly into a tie with Tepin for first on the AGS list of top horses. Both fillies, which have each won four graded stakes, are trained by Mark Casse. The Sovereign Award-winning conditioner is in third on the AGS trainer list, behind the aforementioned Chad Brown and Todd Pletcher.

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