After winning two consecutive races on the Indiana Grand's lawn, Beer Can Man colt has proved his worth to his owner, Little Red Feather Racing and Sterling Stables. This happened on November 29, 2020, after Beer Can Man won the $103,000 Cecil DeMille Stakes, commonly referred to as the G3T, that debut in West Coast at Del Mar.
The two-year-old horse made his first stakes entrance in the one-mile turf occasion, stretching out from maiden and grant wins at five furlongs. Beer can man was shifted from the track to outside leader in the upper section by Juan Hernandez, a jockey. Eventually, the horse drove home for a half-length win at 19-1 odds listed for the horse's trainer, Mark Glatt.
According to Glatt, the owner has had the horse for almost six weeks. The team, trainer and Little Red Feather Racing entered the horse in the first weekend of the meeting, hoping they would run then and then come and run the Cecil DeMille Stakes. Unfortunately, the first race didn't happen, so the owner told the trainer to ready the horse for a mile run. Although the trainer was skeptical about it, the horse turned out relaxed, the jockey had a nice ride on the horse's back and won the prize.
How Did Other Horses Perform in the Race?
Commander Khai was in the 11-horse track and showed its way to the top third with fractions of 22.53, 46.84, and 1:11.48 via three-quarters of a mile. The second horse, Coastal Kid was a second length back and garnered two lengths on Beer Can Man.
Beer Can Man made to the top thanks to Hernandez's move. First, he started by taking the inside route and then swiftly moved to the outside immediately he saw an opening on the track. This left the horse with more room to work with, allowing the colt to gush past Commander Khai and hold off a late bid from Caisson as it headed for the win. Beer Can Man finished the mile on a firm track in 1:34.75.
Jockey Hernandez was excited to talk about his experience with the leader. In his comment, he said that Beer Can Man was settled incredibly well. The jockey also added that he was happy tracking the colt. Hernandez said that the horse followed instructions considering he told the colt to go and did as instructed each time. Moreover, the horse acted as if he knew he was after a win. He couldn't let other horses go past him. The jockey said the horse was incredibly nice. Caisson came second by a length over Khai, who took the third position by a head over Ebeko.
More About Beer Can Man
Beer Can Man has won $100,580 from three victories from five starts. Clearly, he has proved his worth to his new owner as the company expects to receive more victories from him. In Kentucky, he was bred by Ron Patterson and is the second breed out of the Dynaformer mare Cheesecake, reared to Fast Anna this year. Beer Man was stumped by Patterson and trained by Tommy Short for his first four starts.