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Orientate 2yo easily best in $150,000 Laurel Futurity


Sunday, October 28, 2012 |
Copper Penny Stables’ Tate’s Landing made his first trip to Laurel Park a winning one with a powerful stretch run to win the $150,000 Laurel Futurity for 2-year-olds on Oct. 27 (VIDEO). The dark bay colt is one of six stakes winners in 2012 by Orientate, a group that includes leading Canadian 3-year-old cold River Rush.

Tate's Landing was three wide down the backstretch, about three lengths off the pace set by Indefinable Humor. Still well off the rail on the turn, Tate's Landing cruised up to the leaders without urging, then quickly drew clear after setting down for the stretch drive. Under Alex Cintron for trainer Mike Pino, Tate's Landing completed the 5-1/2 furlong distance over the firm turf in 1:02.08.

“It was a very good trip,” said Cintron. “There was a lot of speed in the race and we let them go early and got to the outside and tried something different. We waited to make a move and he ran real well. It was my first time aboard him but he broke well and raced well.”

Tate’s Landing had led at the first call in his previous three starts. This race was his first run over the turf and the first time he had sat off the speed before showing another dimension.

“We have always thought he was a better horse than his last two races indicated,” said assistant trainer Belinda Manchio. “Today we thought to try to take him off the pace a little and get him to relax and see if that would be more suitable to him. The jockey rode perfect to the instructions and the horse responded to it. Mike has always liked this horse and he has shown a lot of talent in the a.m.”

Bred in Kentucky by Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, Tate's Landing is now 2-1-0 in four starts, with earnings of $101,540. He is out of Treetop Landing, whose siblings include A Gleam H. (G2) winner Irgun's Angel and the multiple stakes winner Balmy.