Patternrecognition comes up huge in Kelso H. (G2)
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Patternrecognition wins the 2018 Kelso H. (G2) - NYRA photo

Adios Charlie got his biggest winner of the year thus far on Sept. 22 when Patternrecognition went gate-to-wire in the $300,000 Kelso H. (G2) at Belmont Park.

Never letting any of his foes closer than a length after the first quarter-mile, the winner covered the one mile in 1:34.16 on a fast track while earning his third lifetime triple-digit Beyer Speed Figure.

The lightly-raced 5-year-old has been worse than second just once in 10 starts, and now has earned $379,200 for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables.

“I have to give credit to Chad and his team," said  winning rider Tyler Gaffalione of trainer Chad Brown. "They did a great job with him. You can see from his past races, he's always been a fighter. He was in a good rhythm on the turn for home and those horses didn't really come to him. When I asked him for run, he definitely responded. He likes a challenge and you can see that in his most recent race at Saratoga.”

Patternrecognition was bred by Ocala Stud and is a half-brother to dual stakes winner Florida Fuego. Their dam Almost a Valentine is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Rigoletta.

For Adios Charlie, Patternrecognition is the fourth stakes winner and six stakes horse overall this year. He ranks second on the Florida General Sire list in both categories. 

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