Redesdale colt Cable Ready wins Tin Cup Chalice

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

Redesdale’s Cable Ready scores maiden victory in Tuesday’s $40,000 Tin Cup Chalice Stakes. SV Photography.

Cable Ready made a successful return to sprinting and came away with a maiden-breaking victory in Tuesday’s $40,000 Tin Cup Chalice, the final stakes of the 2023 season at Finger Lakes.

The 2-year-old son of leading New York-based second-crop sire Redesdale powered to a 1 3/4-length victory in his fourth start, which came after back-to-back runner-up efforts in 1-mile and 70-yard maiden events at Finger Lakes. Owned by Linda Dixon and Hector Alejandro and trained by Dixon, Cable Ready made his debut Sept. 25 at Finger Lakes.

Cable Ready joins Ramblin’ Wreck as stakes winners sired in 2023 by Redesdale, a 10-year-old son of Speightstown who stands for $2,500 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs.

The 7-2 co-fourth choice in the field of six under Nazario Alvarado, Cable Ready raced fourth early as Benji Brown took the early lead under pressure from Love That Bird. Those two hit the opening quarter-mile in :23.06, about 3 lengths clear of the tandem of Ranger Blue and Cable Ready, with One Witheverything and Cruzin for Chaos trailing.

Benji Brown continued to lead after a half in :46.72, shrugging off Love That Bird around the far turn and slipping away turning for home. Cable Ready continued his sustained run that started midway on the turn through the stretch, took over at the sixteenth pole and drew off late. Ranger Blue got up for second, 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Benji Brown, who headed Love That Bird for third. Cruzin for Chaos, the 2-1 favorite shipping in from Mountaineer Park, finished fifth with One Witheverything completing the field. Cable Ready won in 1:13.50 over the fast track.

Bred by Wasabi Ventures Stables, Michael Slezak, Bruce Wells, Kara Wells, et al and foaled at Oriskany Creek Farm in Clinton, Cable Ready is one of five winners out of the Dynaformer mare Cable.

Cable is also the dam of Cut the Cord, a 4-year-old New York-bred gelding by Creative Cause who is 4-2-1 in 15 starts with $146,100 in earnings. Cut the Cord is entered in Wednesday’s third race at Finger Lakes, a $24,700 allowance-optional at 1 mile and 70 yards.

Cable Ready earned $24,000 for his victory in the final stakes of the 2023 season at Finger Lakes, boosting his bankroll to $39,822.

Redesdale’s leading runner in 2023, Ramblin’ Wreck won Saratoga’s Rick Violette Stakes and the Spectacular Bid division of the New York Stallion Series Stakes at Belmont Park. Redesdale is also the sire of stakes-placed Red Moon and Midtown Lights. He’s the leader on New York’s second-crop sire list with earnings of more than $700,000 and 12th on the state’s general sire list through the Tin Cup Chalice.

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