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Current Odds: 30-1 Ch. c. 3, by Pulpit - Cunning, by Lord at War (ARG)
Race HistoryDownload Past Performances
July 13, 2013 - Cnl
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June 16, 2013 - Mth
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Gennadi Dorochenko was born March 14, 1959 in Krasnodar, Russia. He began his career as a jockey in his native Russia in 1976 and for a time was employed by trainer Nikolai Nasibov, a leading horsemen there. He also rode for a time in Poland in 1989-90. He came to the United States to ride in 1993 and knew very little English at the time. He only won 13 races over seven years of riding in the U.S.
Florent, born in France in 1986, is the son of Dominique Geroux, who rode with success in France during the 70s and 80s before hanging up his tack to become a trainer. Although he spent time at the track as a youth, it wasn't until he was a teenager that he decided he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps. He applied to the French riding academy, Afasec, and he was accepted at the age of 13 and attended the school for several years.
Raut LLC is the stable name for trainer Gennadi Dorochenko. Dorochenko was born March 14, 1959 in Krasnodar, Russia. He began his career as a jockey in his native Russia in 1976 and for a time was employed by trainer Nikolai Nasibov, a leading horsemen there. He also rode for a time in Poland in 1989-90. He came to the United States to ride in 1993 and knew very little English at the time. He only won 13 races over seven years of riding in the U.S.
Bethel's sire, the late Pulpit, has been predominately a dirt influence, but many of his offspring have been quality turf stock. Grade I Del Mar Oaks winner Rutherienne and Grade I Turf Classic winner Stroll excelled at a mile to a mile and an eighth on the lawn. His best offspring, as stated, have been on the dirt, including Grade I Wood Memorial winner Tapit, Grade I Forego winner Pyro, Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Corinthian and Kentucky Derby runner-up Ice Box. Pulpit, himself, was an impressive winner of the Fountain of Youth and Blue Grass Stakes before running fourth in one of the most impressive Kentucky Derbies in history.
Bethel's female side is solid turf stamina through and through. By the stakes-placed Lord at War mare Cunning, his great granddam Mysterious, who won five of eight races - including the English Oaks, English 1000 Guineas and Yorkshire Oaks - and was a rival of the great Dahlia (finishing second to her in the Irish Oaks). Her English Oaks victory was one of the most impressive and easiest by any filly in history.
Despite his lack of success on the grass, Bethel is bred to love it and love it long. From a pedigree standpoint, he is probably best at 10 to 12 furlongs on the lawn.
Analysis by Michael Adolphson
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Son of 13% grass sire Pulpit has hit the board in both of his two starts on the Arlington turf course but was no factor in the Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs in his latest in mid-July. Three-year-old is from the barn of Gennadi Dorochenko who wins with just 4% of his runners on turf and chestnut needs to improve to be considered a contender here.