Double Deceiver Bests Rebuff In Kentucky Championship

Published: September 11, 2022 10:16 pm EDT
Double Deceiver downed favourite Rebuff to take the $80,000 fourth preliminary of the Kentucky Championship Series for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday (Sept. 11) at The Red Mile. Boudoir Hanover powered home in the other Kentucky Championship split for sophomore pacing fillies. 
Golden Wall As grabbed the lead in the sophomore colt trot from the beginning of the mile and cut the first fraction of :29 until Rebuff assumed command. The son of Muscle Hill led the field of seven through a half of :56:1 and to three-quarters in 1:23.4. Golden Wall As waited patiently in the pocket with Double Deceiver biding his time in third. But then Double Deceiver and Golden Wall As simply passed Rebuff in the drive for the wire. Double Deceiver grabbed the lead to stop the clock in 1:51 with Golden Wall As snagging second and Rebuff settling for third.
Bred by Steve Stewart and Oakwood Farms, Double Deceiver is by Cantab Hall and out of Sarcy. He was purchased for $17,000 at the 2020 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale by Pinske Stables and Makenna Pinske. David Miller drove the gelding trained by Carter Pinske. He has now earned $503,479 from a record of 20-9-7-0. He paid $9.96 to win. The gelding was sixth in his last appearance in Championship action on Aug. 28.
Boudoir Hanover (Todd McCarthy) took the lead shortly after the first split and defeated Lookatmyrapsheet and Msdinosis Blugrass to capture the Championship division for three-year-old pacing fillies in 1:50.
The regally bred daughter of Captaintreacherous-Bedroomconfessions took control after a :28 first quarter. The filly led through splits of :56 and 1:24 prior to hitting the finish line in first.
Boudoir Hanover was bred by Riverview Breeders and Visionary Breeding. She is owned by Riverview Racing, Alagna Racing, Caviart Farms, D. Plouffe and S. Head. Trained by Tony Alagna, Boudoir Hanover has now earned $526,649. Her record stands at 21-7-5-2. The filly was a $200,000 2020 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale purchase. She paid $3.22 to her supporters.
Queen Of Success (driven by Andrew McCarthy) and Just For Trix (David Miller) won the $30,000 fourth-preliminary Commonwealth divisions for sophomore pacing females and trotting males, respectively.  Aggioranamento (Tim Tetrick) and Fly Like An Angel (Yannick Gingras) scored in the two $15,000 Golden Rod series divisions.
Sires stakes action culminates on Sunday (Sept. 18) with the Kentucky Championship finals. It continues Monday (Sept. 19) with the Commonwealth series final and Tuesday (Sept. 20) with the Golden Rod series final.
First-race post time is 1 p.m. (EDT).
(with files from The Red Mile)