Another early autumn surge by FREUD runners boosted the leading New York sire’s number of North American 2016 repeat winners to a state-leading 44, highlighted by allowance winners DOT MATRIX at Belmont and CARTERS GAP at Mountaineer – both new six-figure-earners – and ANGRY PATTY at Finger Lakes. Freud’s indestructible runners FREUDIAN DILEMMA ($322,659) and GROUP THERAPY ($132,483) also scored at Finger Lakes, and his Argentine-bred WINNERS DREAM racked up his fourth win (fifth career victory) in his last five starts south of the equator during a relatively-brief 100-day span.
Freud leads all New York-based sires in 2016 Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings (at more than $4.1-million, the only one over $4-million), 2016 Northern Hemisphere repeat winners (only one with more than 40), turf earnings (almost $1-million ahead of runner-up despite being less than half his progeny earnings), lifetime Average-Earnings Index (improving his mares by 23 percent-plus), and cumulative Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings (over $42.2-million; only one topping $40-million).
Dot Matrix, Ten Strike Racing’s improving Freud 3-year-old, won a $62,000 Belmont allowance at 1 1/16 miles on turf by two lengths from the outside post among nine on October 8, covering his final five-sixteenths in 29.09 to clock 1:41.62 three weeks after having won a Belmont maiden special. Carters Gap, Patsy Sullivan’s record-setting six-figure-earning son of Freud, won an open allowance optional at Mountaineer under top weight against seven rivals on October 10, stretching beyond a mile for the first time to cover a mile and 70 yards on turf in 1:39.07. A multiple winner on both dirt and turf, he holds Mountaineer’s seven-furlong turf record of 1:20.43. Angry Patty, Timothy J. Ryan’s stakes-winning Massachusetts homebred 3-year-old Freud filly, won Finger Lakes’ October 8 feature allowance at six furlongs on a sloppy track against 10 fillies and mares. Winning earlier at Finger Lakes at 5½ furlongs were David E. Ahearn’s Freud homebred, Freudian Dilemma, for his eighth career tally on October 1 and Marjorie Y. Linn’s Freud mare, Group Therapy, a 2016 repeat winner who now has five victories.
Freud’s 3-year-old multiple-margin mile winners on wet tracks at Laurel (October 2) and Delaware (October 8) Parks respectively were HOW’S YOUR SUGAR against seven rivals for William J. Terrill’s Our Sugar Bear Stable LLC and Stephen Lyle’s odds-on filly, PETER’S VALENTINE, against eight rivals. Both have also won on turf. Freud’s other Finger Lakes winners were SUCKITUPBUSTER on September 28, GONABEFAMOUS on September 29, SOUND OFTHE STORM on October 4 (those all at 5½ furlongs), MSFREUDMAYWEATHER at six furlongs on October 11, and ASPREE at a mile and 70 yards, October 18. Suckitupbuster, Gold Star Racing Stable LLC’s odds-on 4-year-old who had won on Gulfstream Park turf earlier in 2016, romped by 4¼ lengths. Gonabefamous, Judy Anderson’s 3-year-old filly, cruised by 6¾ lengths against six rivals, including older fillies, on a sloppy track for her second daylight margin tally in 40 days. Sound Ofthe Storm, a 3-year-old filly co-owned by trainer Bruce D. Anderson along with Janet Anderson, also scored by a daylight margin. Msfreudmayweather, owner-trainer Joseph Raposa’s stretch-running filly, tallied by three lengths against 11 rivals to become Freud’s 44th 2016 Northern Hemisphere repeat winner. Aspree, owner-trainer M. Anthony Ferraro’s multiple stakes-placed mare, won her first effort at beyond a mile, scoring her fourth victory in six starts in 2016 and sixth career win.
Breaking her maiden by 4½ lengths at Meadowlands on September 28 at a distaff mile on turf – her first two-turn effort or beyond six furlongs – was Pewter Stable’s and Matt Nestor’s 3-year-old Freud filly, SOUTHERN THANG, who was the youngest among eight (only May foal) against 3-year-olds and up. She was Freud’s 385th Northern Hemisphere winner overall.
Highlighting Freud’s recent Argentine-bred winners was Los Velezanos Stable’s WINNERS DREAM, who romped by eight lengths from the tenth post among 11 in the featured Clasico Bartolome J. Ronco at 1,800 meters (about 1 1/8 miles) on dirt at Argentina’s Azul course on October 16. Coming off a four-length score going 1,300 meters (about 6½ furlongs) at Argentina’s historic Tandil course just three weeks earlier, Winners Dream has won four of five starts in a 100-day span and has five career victories. Freud’s other Argentine-bred South American repeat winners in 2016 include BUTHAN at Monterrico in Peru on September 30 and GOLAZO DA JESSIE at La Plata in Argentina on October 18 – both at 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) on dirt. Buthan, who races for Soribel Stud, scored his second victory in three starts (he had placed second in his debut) by 7¼ lengths against seven rivals three weeks after having broken his maiden by 6½ lengths. Golazo Da Jessie, who races for Boca Paila Stable, won by two lengths against 10 rivals and has tallied twice in 54 days. Also scoring at Monterrico for Soribel Stud on the day after (October 1) his super stablemate Buthan had won was Freud’s Argentine-bred 3-year-old, ASGARD, who broke his maiden decisively in his second start by 4¼ lengths at 1,000 meters on dirt. Winning at Argentina’s prestigious Palermo course on October 17 was Freud’s Argentine-bred daughter, VENAS ABIERTAS, who races for Cuatro Y Uno (Four One) Stable and beat eight rivals at 1,000 meters on dirt. Like many of Freud’s South American runners, Venas Abiertas has won on both turf and dirt.