Thursday, February 17, 2011
PREACHTOTHECHOIR, dam of FREE ENTRY, was consigned to the 2007 Keeneland November sale. Ned Moore nabbed her for $40,000 with FREE ENTRY in utero, purchased for South American client Raul Lottero. Two weeks later the first foal out of PREACHTOTHECHOIR, Thunders Dove won impressively in a Belmont allowance. Even better she won four straight for trainer Nick Zito the next year, defeating MGSW Boca Grande in a restricted black-type event at Belmont a month before FREE ENTRY was offered as weanling at the 2008 Keeneland November sale by Denali stud. Thunders Dove’s performance was not forgotten by Ben Glass. A $150,000 purchase for Gary & Mary West Stables, FREE ENTRY has recorded two wins, the last in allowance company at Gulfstream.