Aiken Trials alumnus scores second consecutive victory
Aiken Trials alumnus Scatman seems to be adjusting quite nicely to his new surroundings. The son of Scat Daddy was transferred from the barn of trainer Michael Lauer to that of Hall of Fame conditioner Bill Mott, and the bay colt has responded with consecutive scores, winning a 7-furlong allowance race by 3/4-length at Keeneland over the Polytrack Elite surface on Oct. 11, and followed that victory with a 5 3/4-length win on Friday in a 1-mile allowance race that had been originally carded for the turf at Churchill Downs.
Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan was in the irons for both of Scatmanís victories since JEOG Racing, LLC made the decision to transfer the colt to Mottís barn during the latter part of 2012. Scatman had placed second in the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes and third in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes earlier during his sophomore campaign while being conditioned by Lauer. The colt was originally in the barn of trainer Eddie Kenneally.
Scatman has 4 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 10 starts, en route to bankrolling $230,823.