Tommy Macho Scores First Graded Win in Discovery H. (G3)

November 11, 2015 – Tommy Macho took command at the top of the stretch and drew off to an easy 4 1/4-length victory in the G3 Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct Nov. 11.

The 3-year-old colt by Macho Uno improved his record to three wins and three third-place finishes in seven lifetime starts. The Discovery Handicap was the first graded stakes win for the Todd Pletcher trainee.

At the start it was favored Ocean Knight that went to the lead. Tommy Macho was pressing the pace from second, with Madefromlucky racing in third.

Ocean Knight continued to cling to a slight lead into the far turn, but jockey Javier Castellano asked Tommy Macho for a bit more and the colt responded, quickly moving past Ocean Knight and taking the lead.

Tommy Macho began to draw off through the stretch, eventually crossing the wire 4 1/4-lengths in front.

Madefromlucky got up for second, with Ocean Knight just a length back in third. Final time for the nine-furlong contest was 1:51.67 over a sloppy main track.

Tommy Macho was bred in Kentucky by John Liviakis and is owned by Paul Pompa Jr. and All American Horses. By Macho Uno, Tommy Macho is out of the winning Awesome Again mare, Starstream. He is inbred 2 x 3 to Broodmare of the Year, Primal Force.

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