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Dueling

Sentient Jet Juvenile Division

Purchased for $475,000 at Keeneland, Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hopeful Dueling is held in great regard by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, hence why he would bring a maiden winner off his graduation into the biggest race for 2-year-olds on dirt in the world. Owned by Michael Stinson, Dueling is a little more than meets the eye on paper.

A half-brother to Grade 2-winning and multiple Grade 1-placed juvenile Know More, the gray son of Violence has faced high-class maiden fields in all three tries in California. On his debut, July 21, he chased home Rowayton, his speedy and well-regarded stablemate. On August 18, he was second-best to brilliant Bob Baffert trainee Game Winner. Those two happened to finish 1-2 in the Del Mar Futurity in early September and 1-3 four weeks later in the American Pharoah Stakes.

Dueling, on the other hand, did not jump ranks and went on to Santa Anita to flourish in his two-turn bow, taking a mile maiden special weight by 2¾ widening lengths, while ridden out past the wire nicely by jockey Mike Smith. At that point, it was easy to see why he was the 9-10 favorite over Game Winner five weeks earlier; a foe who is now the favorite for the very race into which he has thrown his hat on November 2.

Lifetime Stats

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2019 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
May 27, 2019 SANTA ANITA PARK 6
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 08, 2018Los Alamitos Cash Call FuturityLOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE15
November 02, 2018Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup JuvenileCHURCHILL DOWNS16
September 28, 2018 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
August 18, 2018 DEL MAR 2
July 21, 2018 DEL MAR 2