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Night Prowler Pounces in Transylvania

4/15/2015

Night Prowler got up in the final strides to edge favored Luck of the Kitten by a neck to win the 27th running of the Transylvania Stakes.

The race initially was scheduled for April 3 but was one of four races that afternoon postponed by inclement weather, the first time that's happened in Keeneland history.

Night Prowler covered the 1 1/16 mile on a turf course labeled as soft in 1:44.03 and gave trainer Chad Brown his third stakes win of the meet and Javier Castellano his fourth. It was the first Transylvania victory for both Brown and Castellano.

Luck of the Kitten, ridden by Mike Smith, took the lead out of the gate and led the scratch-shortened field of five through fractions of :24.31, :49.10 and 1:14.78 with Saham in closest pursuit and Night Prowler third in a ground-saving position.

At the head of the lane, Saham drew even with Luck of the Kitten and briefly pushed in front while Castellano swung Night Prowler off the inside into the three path. Luck of the Kitten regained command inside the eighth pole and just failed to hold off the winner. Saham was third, another half-length back. Top of the Page finished fourth with Majestico fifth. Tuba and A Lot were scratched.

Paul Pompa Jr.’s homebred Night Prowler is a Kentucky-bred son of Giant’s Causeway out of the More Than Ready mare Mary’s Follies. It was the second grade III victory for Night Prowler, who also took the Dania Beach at Gulfstream Park in his 2015 debut.

Night Prowler improved his record to 6-3-0-2 with earnings of $182,695. Wednesday’s win was worth $60,000. Night Prowler returned $5.20, $2.40 and $2.20.

Edited Keeneland release
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