Delaware Park. Colonial Downs. Arlington Park. Woodbine. Keeneland. Laurel. Remington Park.
Sounds like a list of random racetracks to anyone if read aloud. If you ask anyone close to Turf Melody, they will tell you its a listing of tracks the young 3-year-old has visited in his first seven starts. The Maria’s Mon colt looks to make it an eighth track in eight runs as he points towards the G III Lecomte Stakes at Louisiana’s Fairgrounds.
Having won 3-of-7 career starts, the Priscilla Graham runner has been both well and carefully spotted.
After getting a run under his belt in his debut at Delaware, he went to Virginia to sparkle while breaking his maiden by 15 lengths at Colonial Downs. Then the young 2-year-old went to Arlington to run third in the 7-furlong Spectacular Bid. He followed that up with a third in the Swynford Stakes at Woodbine. He then went south to Keeneland to try the grass in the G III Bourbon. After traveling back to Fair Hill, Turf Melody took the shortest ride of his young career when he beat winners at Laurel Park. After gaining some confidence, it was time to test the stakes waters again. Off to Oklahoma.
After narrowly defeating Man Chester Man by a desperate nose in the $200,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park, Turf Melody was sent back to Fair Hill for what will be about five weeks. In one posted breeze since his Remington score, Turf Melody worked 5-furlongs in 1:03 over the Fair Hill Tapeta.