Weather is playing havoc at tracks all across the eastern part of the United States this week, and it was Ohio’s turn to cancel racing Wed. Jan. 24. Races were called off at both Miami Valley and Northfield, turning the attention to the east coast where tracks conducted programs, but battled fog. Yonkers was in action with Indiana sired Texsong Soprano scoring a win on the evening program.
Starting from post three, Texsong Soprano and Jason Bartlett got the early advantage as the field disappeared into the fog headed into the first turn. Texsong Soprano continued to lead the way through fractions of :30.0 and :59.3 and was still on the lead at the three-quarters in 1:28.0. As the field emerged from the final turn, the white saddle pad of Texsong Soprano along with his white race bike. The four-year-old horse rallied home in :28.4 to win by eight lengths in 1:56.4. An inquiry placed Unevergonnagethis and Jordan Stratton up for second over Papa Doc and George Brennan, who was off stride and the wire and placed to fourth. Tipsy Moni and Yannick Gingras were placed up to third.
Texsong Soprano paid $3.70 for the win. The Text Me stallion is owned by Thestable Texsong Soprano and Scott Zeron. Abraham Miller bred the former Indiana Sires Stakes contender, who is now trained by Megan Scran.
Texsong Soprano now has 11 wins in 31 starts with more than $421,000 on his card. His career best time was taken as a three-year-old in 1:51.0 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and he’s two for three already in 2024. It was his first start at Yonkers. He came into New York off a win at Northfield Park. He’s a recent acquisition by his current connections and has only missed one check since changing hands. Missy Essig trained him last fall in Indiana where he finished second in the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final.
It was one of four wins out of the first five races for Bartlett. He went on to win another race later in the program.