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2016 Breeders' Cup Contenders


Foaling Date:   5-9-2010
Pedigree:   Kodiak Kowboy - Yanquee Reign by Yankee Victor
Dosage Profile:   2-1-3-0-0
Dosage Index / CD:   3.00   0.83
2016 Record:   4 Starts: 3 - 1 - 0, $1,086,000 (as of 9/20/2016)
Best Beyer Figure:  109

Trainer:   David Hofmans
Jockey:   Joe Talamo
Owner:   Tarabilla Farms, Inc.

Notes: Melatonin took 5 starts to break his maiden, 3 as a 2-year-old and 2 as a 3-year-old. He followed that up with an allowance win and a 5th in the Pirate's Bounty at Del Mar. Back at Santa Anita for a second in the Eddie D (G3) and then 3rd in an allowance at Del Mar.

He made his 2016 debut winning an allowance at Santa Anita then winning the Santa Anita Handicap (G1). He shipped to Oaklawn to finish 2nd in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) and back to Santa Anita to win the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1). He has been off since the end of June and only just started workouts for his return to the track on September 6.

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