Sunday, June 19, 2011

Newest maiden-breaker leads Father's Day triple

My Reward overcame a bump at the start and clearly outran her nearly 9/1 odds on Sunday, drawing off to collect her first lifetime win by five lengths in maiden-claiming at Charles Town in West Virginia.

She provided one of three wins on Father's Day for my 187-horse Sales Tip Class of 2010.

The filly came nowhere close at Charles Town in her last out, but that was at a price of 48/1 among maiden special weights. She previously had been third only once from seven starts, in lesser maiden-claiming company at Tampa. But it all fell into place Sunday for My Reward, jockey Antonio Lopez, and owner/trainer Melissa Hunt.

My Reward was bred in Pennsylvania by E&D Enterprises and the Grand Reward Syndicate. She has now earned $12,260.

Working as a hired bloodstock advisor, I shortlisted the filly by Grand Reward-Leelu, by Carson City, as a Priority 3 prospect on a 48-horse list for a bargain-minded buyer at the May 2010 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale of 2-year-olds in training. My Reward failed to sell as Hip 217 when the bidding stopped at $16,000. She becomes the 21st winner off that 48-horse list (that's 43.8 percent of a group that collectively sold for less than half the sale average price) and the 86th winner among the aforementioned 187-horse Class of 2010 (46 percent).

Also collecting wins on Sunday were two prior victors from the sales-tip list.

Diannedoesthebooks ($25,000 OBSAPR Hip 1200) won by a nose for owners Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables LLC in $2oK claiming company at Belmont Park, and went unclaimed despite being the short-priced favorite. The bay gelding by Desert Warrior-Karakorum Kiss, by Lord Carson, has now won two of three starts lifetime for $32,050.

And, Evangelical ($100K RNA, KEEAPR "second chance deal") won her third race from six starts, cruising by six lengths over a field of $25K claimers at Monmouth for new owners Dennis and Eileen Jacques, who claimed her for $45,000 last-out at the same track, when she finished third. The FL-bred filly by Speightstown-Evangelizer, by Saint Ballado, has now earned $100,330, and the Jacques didn't lose her on the claim.

You can follow my entire list of 2-year-old sales recommendations from 2010 at this prior post.

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