KARAKONTIE’s None Above The Law proved to be the best of the field in the Silky Sullivan Stakes Sunday evening when registering his first career stakes victory after placing at the level earlier this year.
The Downstream Racing-owned gelding raced in midpack for the first half of the one mile race on Golden Gate’s all weather track. As they entered the turn, None Above The Law looked like he may be out of racing luck when stuck behind a wall of horses with no clear cut racing option.
Jockey Evin Roman decided the best move was to go to the outside and stuck to that plan as he turned into the stretch six horses wide. That wide trip paid off for the gray, who was allowed to stride out and eat into the leader’s margin with every step. By the time they entered the final sixteenth, he was in full stride and had taken command of the race.
As he passed the wire, he was 2 ¾ lengths ahead of the field for trainer Peter Miller. Watch Replay
Originally raced by his breeders Kirk and Judy Robison, he first raced for Downstream Racing in his last start. The gelding has won three of nine starts with two other top three finishes for over $131,000 in earnings.
He is the second winner for the stakes winning Northern Afleet mare Legally Blanca from two foals to race. Legally Blanca is also a half-sister to Grade 2-placed Bombaguia with Canadian champion Too Late Now and Grade 1 winner Oleksandra among the other successful stakes winners in the family.
KARAKONTIE is among the leading third crop sires by number of stakes horses and stakes winners with 11 of his runners performing at the level and seven winning at it for a stakes winner percentage of 8.14%.
That’s better than any other third crop sire with more than 30 runners with KARAKONTIE’s versatility providing him with stakes winners on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces.