4th-KEE, $60,000, Msw, 4-20, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :52.55, ft.
WAKI PATRIOT (f, 2, Awesome Patriot–Tacky Waki, by Miswaki) came back after dead-heating for second 13 days prior to graduate as much-the-best at Keeneland. Off at 5-2, the chestnut broke alertly to duel for the early lead and took charge into the stretch. Drawing off smartly by the furlong grounds, she cruised home five lengths to the good. Sun Dress (Archarcharch) held for second at 34-1. The winner is the second for her freshman sire (by Awesome Again). Sales History: $1,200 RNA Ylg ’16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $45,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Donna G. Hancock & Charles W. Brown; B-Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson) (KY); T-John A. Hancock.