by Keeneland Press Release
October 6, 2018
In the Woodford, Bucchero got a ground-saving trip early as Rocket Heat sped through uncontested fractions of :21.80 and :44.77. Entering the stretch, Bucchero zoomed past on the outside, turned back a bid from Extravagant Kid and then held off a fast-closing Will Call by a half-length.
Trained by Tim Glyshaw and ridden by Fernando De La Cruz, Bucchero covered the 5½ furlongs on good turf in 1:04.04.
Bucchero became the fourth horse to win the Woodford in consecutive years. The others were Morluc (2000-2001), Sgt. Bert (2005-2006) and Silver Timber (2009-2010).
The victory was worth $120,000 and increased Bucchero’s earnings to $937,936 with a record of 30-11-6-3. Bucchero is a 6-year-old Indiana-bred son of Kantharos out of the General Meeting mare Meetmeontime.
Bucchero returned $8.40, $4.40 and $3.20. Will Call, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, returned $6.20 and $3.80 and finished a half-length in front of Extravagant Kid, who paid $4 to show under Corey Lanerie.
It was another neck back to Angaston, who was followed in order by Win Lion Win, Rocket Heat, Undrafted, Vici, Kid Perfect, Done Deal and Machismo.