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Second Probabilities: Promising Warfare Entrance Colt Returns at Santa Anita Friday

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On this persevering with collection, TDN’s Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to maintain in your radar.

After ending a well-beaten third behind potential GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favourite Corniche (High quality Street) sprinting on debut at Del Mar Sept. 4 (video), the promising Warfare At Sea (c, 2, Warfare Entrance–Serene Melody, by Avenue Cry {Ire}) stretches to 2 turns at Santa Anita Friday.

Off at 24-1 in his unveiling for the affected person Ron Ellis barn, Warfare At Sea chased from an inside fifth as Corniche threw it down by a gap quarter in :21.72 in a stretched-out subject of 10. With the next unbeaten GI American Pharoah S. winner in a race of his personal turning for house and on his option to ‘TDN Rising Stardom,’ Warfare At Sea continued on down the lane to select up the present slot, eight lengths adrift the $1.5-million OBS April topper. Warfare At Sea earned a really stable 78 Beyer Velocity Determine for the trouble.

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“Clearly, the horse that beat him is without doubt one of the prime 2-year-olds within the nation and would possibly even be favored within the Breeders’ Cup, so he received beat by a very good one,” Ellis mentioned.

“I used to be very impressed with the best way he ran. He had educated like he is a extremely good horse and I feel the extra distance, the higher for him. He is not likely a sprinter and I knew that first day trip, however he confirmed just a little bit greater than I believed he would at 5 1/2 [furlongs].”

Warfare At Sea has breezed 5 instances since his debut, together with a four-furlong drill in :47 4/5 (9/46) in Arcadia Oct. 11. He is listed at odds of 4-1 on the morning-line whereas going through 9 rivals going a mile at Santa Anita Friday.

“As a result of I wasn’t anticipating a lot from him as a sprinter, I did not wind him up actual tight for that first begin,” Ellis mentioned. “We have tightened the screws just a bit bit–I received him geared to enhance with every race. We have long-term targets with him. He in all probability was solely 85% first out and he is in all probability at 90% now. After this race, he must be at a 100%. Simply making an attempt to have him get just a little higher with every race.”

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Produced by a stakes-winning daughter of the sensible Serena’s Tune (Rahy), Warfare At Sea, bred in Kentucky by Lewis Thoroughbred Breeding, introduced $525,000 from Doubledown Stables, Inc. after powering by an eighth in :10 from the Eddie Woods consignment at OBS March earlier this 12 months. That is the feminine household of Grade/Group 1 winners Sophisticat (Storm Cat), Honor Code (A.P. Indy), et al. The Warfare Entrance/Avenue Cry cross can be accountable for MGSW Warfare Decree.

“I used to be very stunned {that a} horse of his measurement and pedigree to go farther may do this [go in :10 flat],” Ellis mentioned. “I liked him on the sale.”

“The Warfare Entrance colt was very backward as a yearling,” Woods mentioned earlier this spring. “They did not really feel like he was going to deliver what he ought to [as a yearling], so we had been very fortunate to get him from Mr. Lewis. He is educated superbly all 12 months. He is gotten higher and higher as we have gone alongside. We have at all times thought he was a critical horse.”

Earlier standouts featured in ‘Second Probabilities’ embody: GI Runhappy Santa Anita Derby winner Honor A. P. (Honor Code), GII Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Dash winner and Royal Ascot G2 Norfolk S. runner-up Golden Pal (Uncle Mo), MGISW and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Paradise Woods (Union Rags), GIII Las Virgenes S. heroine Moonlight d’Oro (Medaglia d’Oro), GII Los Alamitos Futurity winner and MGISP Spielberg (Union Rags), GSW Yard Heaven (Tizway), and MSW and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Gidu (Ire) (Frankel {GB}).

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ICONS: Tapit’s Legacy Undisputed Amongst Main Sires

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ICONS: North America’s Main Sires launches with this profile of three-time champion Tapit, who signaled early he can be a power within the North American stallion ranks when he grew to become chief of his freshman class of 2008 with two grade 1 winners, together with Bessemer Belief Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner and champion 2-year-old filly Stardom Sure and Hollywood Starlet Stakes (G1) winner Laragh.

The son of Pulpit out of the Unbridled mare Faucet Your Heels, who was campaigned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and later retired to stud at Gainesway, remained a fixture among the many U.S. prime 10 main sires—most years among the many prime 4—till he broke by means of to the highest in 2014 with 17 black-type winners and a single-season Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings document of $18,650,956.

The momentum from this record-breaking 12 months was just the start. Tapit broke his personal single-season document the subsequent 12 months, changing into main sire with $19,136,874 in progeny earnings after which repeated this feat in 2016 with $19,983,173 in progeny earnings. Now 20, Tapit has sired 149 (9% from foals) black-type winners worldwide, which embrace 93 graded/group winners and eight champions. His runners have amassed greater than $176.6 million in earnings worldwide and common $139,864 per starter, by means of Oct. 4, 2021.

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Bradley Appears Ahead With Maiden Winner Haughty

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Bradley Thoroughbreds, Belmar Racing and Breeding, Tim and Anna Cambron, and Workforce Hanley’s 2-year-old filly Haughty was a four-length maiden winner on the Keeneland turf Oct. 17. Skilled by Chad Brown, the filly was first throughout the end line in her debut a month in the past at Belmont Park however was positioned third by stewards for interference. Peter Bradley has excessive hopes for the $310,000 buy from the Ocala Breeders’ Gross sales Spring Sale of 2-Yr-Olds in Coaching.





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Avie’s Flatter Holds Challengers at Bay in Nearctic

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Ivan Dalos’ Avie’s Flatter  made amends for a winless 2020 marketing campaign in touchdown a second graded stakes rating on the yr within the Oct. 17 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine. Underneath Luis Contreras, he completed with a flourish, prevailing by a half-length over Turned Apart  and reaching the CA$1 million mark in profession earnings.

A Canadian champion 2-year-old in 2018, Avie’s Flatter started his 5-year-old season with a facile allowance optionally available claiming win on the Woodbine primary observe earlier than capturing the July 18 Connaught Cup (G2T) sprinting seven furlongs on the turf. After a fourth within the King Edward Stakes (G2T) when stretched out to a mile, he tackled the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) in his most up-to-date begin, ending a troubled ninth.

Slicing again to 6 furlongs within the CA$281,800 (US$227,655) Nearctic, the son of Flatter   went to submit at 7-1 odds in opposition to a aggressive discipline of 10 that included Woodbine Mile hero City Cruise  and King Edward victor Olympic Runner .

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American shipper Momos  grabbed the early the lead, as City Cruise shadowed the pacesetter by way of a gap quarter timed in :22.72, with Avie’s Flatter positioned fourth by Contreras. Previous a half-mile in :45.95, City Cruise started a gradual retreat as Avie’s Flatter and 17-1 shot Turned Apart  started their assault on the chief. Avie’s Flatter seized command down the lane and opened up a slim benefit over a tiring Momos as Olympic Runner launched a livid rally from the again of the pack. On the wire, Avie’s Flatter secured a half-length victory over a recreation Turned Apart. One other size again, Olympic Runner was third, besting Momos by a neck for the present.

Photograph: Woodbine/Michael Burns Photograph

Avie’s Flatter wins the Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine

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“He dealt with it excellent,” mentioned Contreras. “I bought a terrific journey and I am so proud of the best way he ran. I bought a pleasant journey within the backstretch, and I used to be loaded the entire method.”

The ultimate time over yielding floor was 1:10.52.

Avie’s Flatter paid $16.50 for the win.

“This can be a good horse,” mentioned coach Josie Carroll. “This horse, from the time he was 2, yearly, he reveals up and will get it finished. We now have him again to sprinting now and he is thriving on it. It is great. This horse is sort of a barn favourite so it’s totally particular for all of us when he wins.”

An Ontario homebred for Dalos’ Tall Oaks Farm, Avie’s Flatter is is now 7-3-2 from 18 begins. He’s the second stakes winner produced from the Empire Maker mare Avie’s Empire, who’s the dam of Marvel The place Stakes victress Avie’s Mineshaft  (Mineshaft  ) and the grade 3-placed Avie’s Mesa  (Sky Mesa  ). Avie’s Empire has a 2-year-old Shanghai Bobby  filly and foaled a colt by Tapit   this yr. She was bred to Curlin   for 2022.

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