Rockemperor Ships West, Vault Lands at Churchill

Rockemperor, a BSW/Crow private purchase in conjunction with Mandore Agency for owners Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb, Wonder Stables, Michael Kisber and Bethlehem Stables, ships to Santa Anita where he’ll be contesting the G2 Charles Whittingham over 1 1/4 miles tomorrow. The Irish-bred son of Holy Roman Emperor was last seen finishing a fast closing 3rd in his four-year-old debut in the G2 Mervin Muniz at the Fair Grounds.

Third in last year’s G1 Belmont Derby, Rockemperor drew the outside post position in the field of seven and was assigned a 5-2 morning line, making him the second betting choice. Jockey Irad Ortiz will be up for the first time.


At Churchill Downs, BSW/Crow private purchase Vault will return to stakes action in the Shawnee in her second start of the year for owners Kueber Racing, Barlar LLC, Madaket Stables and Little Red Feather Racing. Trained by Brad Cox, the four-year-old Jump Start filly is a stakes winning half-sister to Grade 1 winner Mirth.

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