Oscar Nominated Wins Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park
The $500,000 Grade 3 Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes was contested at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky on Saturday, April 2 - a 1 1/8 mile All Weather Track test for three year olds. 23-1 shot Oscar Nominated exploded on the Kentucky Derby radar, upsetting the field of 12 by a neck and earning 50 qualifying points toward the Run for the Roses. Azar finished second at 8-1 on the morning line with Surgical Strike getting in for third also at 8-1 odds. Two Step Time claimed the last of the points with his fourth place finish while Ralis, Don't Be So Salty, 7-2 second choice Kasseopia (GB), 2-1 favorite Airoforce, Strike Up the Band, Jensen, Swagger Jagger and That Makes Sense completed the order of finish.