Tommy Roberts’ Conquest Big E offer his second straight dominating triumph at Gulfstream Park Sunday, coasting to a comfortable seven-length victory in the $ 50,000 Coast is Clear Handicap.
The 4-year-old gelding ran a mile in 1:35.10 under Jilver Chamafi, likely earning a trip to Saratoga for his next start.
Conquest Big E, a $ 700,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 Keeneland September Sale, was bought his current connections for $ 110,000 at the Conquest Stable’s dispersal at the 2016 Keeneland November Sale
The striking gray son of Tapit, who finished fourth in the 2016 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream, was making his third start for trainer Donna Green, finishing fourth April 23 before scoring by 8 ½ lengths over a sloppy track June 7 and romping to a dazzling win Sunday.
“I’m so proud of the horse. He did it so effortlessly and you could tell he’s enjoying himself out there. I think that’s been the key to his improvement,” Green said. “When I got him, he didn’t enjoy anything. We just worked with him mentally. We brought out the talent everyone knew he always had.”
Sent to post as the even money favorite in a field of six, Conquest Big E conceded one to six pounds to his five rivals while winning for the fourth time in 14 starts.
“It’s very rewarding to see him run like this,” Green said. “I’ll call and see what they have at Saratoga. I’d really like to bring him up there.”
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