Prevalence impresses in G3 Commonwealth Stakes

Medaglia d’Oro colt pulls away in the stretch to earn first Stakes victory

Prevalence took the lead at the top of the stretch and cruised to an easy two-and-a-quarter length victory in the G3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday, 9 April.

It was the first Graded Stakes win for the Godolphin-bred four-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, who now has won four of his seven career starts. 

Breaking sharply from post 10, Prevalence raced in a joint second as Nashville zipped through a swift opening quarter of :22.12. Prevalence remained in second at the half-mile marker but took command at the top of the stretch after Nashville threw in the towel. Prevalence continued to cruise through the lane, eventually crossing the wire an easy winner over Long Range Toddy.

Prevalence was bred in Kentucky by Godolphin and is a half-brother to Estihdaaf (G3 UAE Two Thousand Guineas) and Libreta (New York Stallion Stakes). His three-year-old half-brother Emirates Road (Quality Road) captured a seven-furlong maiden special weight at Keeneland earlier on the card for the same connections. Prevalence’s dam Enrichment (by Ghostzapper) is a full sister to Better Lucky (G1 First Lady S., G1 Matriarch) and a half-sister to Sahara Heat (G3 Marine Stakes), and is out of the G2 Beaumont Stakes winner, Sahara Gold. Sahara Gold is a daughter of G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, Desert Stormer.

Medaglia d’Oro has sired 87 Group/Graded winners including 26 that have won at G1 level. They include some of the most recognizable names in racing: Rachel Alexandra, Songbird, Golden Sixty and young up-and-coming stallion Astern.

He is standing the 2022 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $100,000, stands and nurses.