Del Mar, CA (November 22, 2020) – Loud Mouth, the son of Boisterous bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC, turned a stalking trip into the first stakes victory of his career in the $100,500 Cary Grant Stakes going seven furlongs over the fast main track.
Settling midpack for the run down the backstretch, the 4-year-old colt began to pick-up the leaders four wide around the turn and was in striking distance at the top of the lane. The victory was hard earned as the eventual second place finisher was not stopping. Loud Mouth caught him with a sixteenth of a mile to run and opened a three-quarter length margin at the wire.
“I could tell they were going fast up front, but I had my eye on the favorite (Galilean),” said winning rider Abel Cedillo. I was tracking him. When he made his move (on the turn), I moved with him. Then I went by him in the straight and went after the leader (Take the One O One). My horse had it and we got him.”
“I kept experimenting with him to find out what and how far he wanted to run,” added trainer Steve Knapp. “He got some real questionable rides, several of them, but I knew this horse could run. We went the seven today and worked out and he ran huge. This horse has a big heart and when he gets to the lead or gets close, he runs. And he’s got a really nice way of moving. He’s a runner and this is a hell of a win.”
Loud Mouth was produced by the winning Tale of the Cat mare, Drama Cat. He is from the family of champion Landaluce. Racing for Thomsen Racing LLC, he has earned $246,410.