5th-LRC, $46,035, Msw, 7-16, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:04.78, ft.
+RIDE TO THE WIRE (c, 2, Archarcharch–La Belle Cat, by Tale of the Cat) took strong late play for his debut and rewarded the backers with a frontrunning triumph at Los Alamitos. Showing an upbeat worktab, capped off by a half-mile spin in :47 flat (2/84) from the gate July 9 at Santa Anita, the $65,000 OBS April buy got knocked down to 12-5 favoritism in the closing stages and showed good speed to duel for the lead through a :22.09 quarter. Taking charge into the turn, the dark bay came wide in the clear at the top of the lane, stonewalled a stretch bid from Thegloryisallmine (Mineshaft) and kicked away once more to score by three lengths over that rival. The winner is the first foal out of a half to SW/GSP Palace Pier (Out of Place). She produced a colt by Cairo Prince last spring before being bred to Goldencents. Sales History: $15,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV; $27,000 RNA Ylg ’16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $27,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Reddam Racing LLC; B-Clifton Farm, LLC (KY); T-Ben D. A. Cecil.