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Second win on the bounce for Home Base

Promising three-year-old Home Base continued his progression on Saturday with a tough victory in the 7f allowance at Churchill Downs.

Lining up off the back of a good win at Keeneland, the Street Sense colt stalked the leaders in third, moved to challenge for the lead while three wide approaching the stretch and outbattled favored Honorable Treasure to win by a half-length.

Trained by Michael Tomlinson on behalf of Patricia’s Hope LLC, the colt advanced his record to two wins and $70,090 in earnings.

Home Base is out of Cast Call, bought by Chad Schumer on behalf of Jay and Christine Hayden for $115,000 while carrying the colt at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale. He is the second winner already this year for the mare following Storyboard, a progressive runner during the Meydan Carnival in Dubai.

Cast Call, who is a winning A.P. Indy daughter of Grade 1 winner Shadow Cast, also has a two-year-old Noble Mission colt called Noble Spirit.

Also on Saturday, the admirable Welder came within a head of posting yet another stakes win in the Eddie Skinner Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

Welder, now the earner of close to $400,000, was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm, for whom Chad Schumer purchased both his sire, The Visualiser, and dam, Dance Softly.

The Visualiser stands at Mighty Acres in Oklahoma for $2,000.

Dance Softly, by Tiznow, was purchased by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $22,000 at the 2009 Keeneland November Sale. Welder the fourth foal and winner out of the mare, who is a half-sister to G3 winner Summer Doldrums.

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