It was a quick second winner for DEMARCHELIER (GB) on Saturday when just over 24 hours after he secured his first winner, Blue Creek registered his own maiden victory.
Contesting a mile on the turf in the Colonial Downs Maiden Special Weight, Blue Creek was happy to race in last a few lengths behind the rest of the field. The race favorite wasn’t in a hurry under Forest Boyce as the field pulled away from him down the backstretch with nearly five lengths separating him from the rest of the runners.
Boyce started to let Blue Creek go around the turn, so he was at the tail of the second-to-last horse coming into the stretch with Boyce making it clear he still had plenty of confidence in his mount. Swung out wide, Blue Creek showed an exciting turn of foot to take the lead just inside the final furlong pole. He only felt the whip three times to keep him focused near the line as he rolled to an unhurried half-length victory.
Trained by Keri Brion, Blue Creek was cutting back in distance after finishing third on debut going 1 1/16 miles in a move that suited him well. He races for Upland Flats Racing and was bred by Jay Goodwin, Cloyce Clark Jr, Andrew Cary, and MK Thoroughbreds.
Blue Creek is out of a half-sister to the stakes placed Stickinittotheman with the pair out of a half-sister to Grade 1 winner The Cliffs Edge. Grade 1 winner Comedy Act and Grade 2 winner Tizaqueena are also on the page.
The only son of sire-of-sires Dubawi (Ire) at stud in Kentucky, DEMARCHELIER (GB) is now the sire of two winners from his first crop.