Math Man Marco First Winner for Alliance

Robert Cole Jr.'s homebred Math Man Marco defeated a field of six other West Virginia-bred 3-year-olds by seven lengths in his debut Jan. 15 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In doing so, the chestnut gelding became the first winner for his sire Alliance. Trained by Irving Velez and ridden by Arnaldo Bocachica, Math Man Marco led at every point of call and completed 4 1/2 furlongs in :52.81 on the fast track. He picked up $17,742 in earnings. Math Man Marco is the second foal and first winner produced from the Eurosilver mare Euro Indian Girl, a 12-time winner of $208,702. Alliance, an unraced 8-year-old son of Harlan's Holiday, entered stud at Bonita Farm in Maryland in 2018. Out of the Stravinsky mare Life Happened, he is a half brother to Tepin, a two-time champion grass mare who captured the 2015 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) and 2016 Queen Anne Stakes (G1) on her way to earnings of over $4.4 million. Life Happened also produced millionaire Vyjack, a graded stakes winner on dirt and turf who set a course record of 1:31.69 when taking the 2016 City of Hope Mile (G2T) on the Santa Anita Park turf, and multiple graded stakes-placed Prime Cut. Life Happened is a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner and sire Disco Rico. Alliance stands at Bonita Farm for an advertised fee of $4,000 in 2022.