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Distorted Humor Adds US Gr3

Monday, 6th November 2006

Former Grand Lodge Thoroughbreds shuttler Distorted Humor (Forty Niner-Danzig's Beauty, by Danzig) added a US group success when Stan Fulton's 4YO entire It's No Joke (Distorted Humor-It's Personal, by Personal Flag) grabbed victory by a neck in the US$232,000 Gr3 Ack Ack Handicap (8 furlongs) at Churchill Downs. It's No Joke (ridden by Robby Albarado for trainer Rebecca Maker) defeated Irene's Mon (Maria's Mon-Briarcliff, by Red Ransom) & Gr3-winner Level Playingfield (Level Sands-Chao Praya, by Gold Legend). At his previous start It's No Joke (bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm) won the Gr2 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (10 furlongs) following a runner-up in the Gr3 Turfway Fall Championship Stakes; earlier this season he won 4 races, including the Listed Bet On Sunshine Stakes (7 furlongs) at Churchill Downs in July, as well as finishing 3rd in both the Gr2 Gulfstream Park Handicap & West Virginia Governor's Stakes. Overall It's No Joke (a US$675,000 yearling at the 2003 Keeneland September Sale) now has 7 victories from 15 starts.

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