Baffert Begins Churchill Invasion Early as POTN Filly Takes Rags to Riches

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8th at CD , Lst Stk, $100,000Rags to Riches S. (1m)Winner: Mother Mother, f, 2 by Pioneerof the Nile

Mother MotherCoady Photo

Mother Mother, named a TDN Rising Starfor a 6 1/2-length debut drubbing at Del Mar July 22, was last seen finishing second to leading GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies contender Bellafina (Quality Road) in the GI Del Mar Debutante Sept. 1. Adding blinkers while getting a touch of class relief and an extra furlong to work with here, the $450,000 KEESEP yearling seized early command with the wind at her back through splits of :22.55 and :45.16. Longshot Molto Bella tried to make a race of it in the stretch, but Mother Mother shut the door and continued on comfortably to the wire with High Regard further spicing up the trifecta. Chocolate Kisses (Candy Ride {Arg}) dropped her rider at the start. The winner’s dam visited Bernardini this breeding season.

RAGS TO RICHES S., $100,500, Churchill Downs, 10-28, 2yo, f, 1m, 1:36.72, ft.
1–MOTHER MOTHER, 118, f, 2, by Pioneerof the Nile
1st Dam: Mother, by Lion Hearted
2nd Dam: Proper Lassie, by Topsider
3rd Dam: Proper Miss, by Tom Rolfe
TDN Rising Star($450,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK-TYPE
WIN. O-George Bolton, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman, Mark
Mathiesen & Andrew Molasky; B-T F Van Meter (KY); T-Bob
Baffert; J-Florent Geroux. $61,503. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0,
$157,503.
2–Molto Bella, 118, f, 2, Violence–Dr. Zic, by Milwaukee Brew.
($60,000 Ylg ’17 FTKFEB; $100,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP). O-Six
Column Stables, LLC & Randall L. Bloch; B-SF Racing Group Inc
(KY); T-Ian R. Wilkes. $19,926.
>3–High Regard, 118, f, 2, Will Take Charge–Highest Class, by
Mineshaft. ($115,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $160,000 Ylg ’17
KEESEP). O-G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.; B-Coteau Grove Farms
(KY); T-Victoria H. Oliver. $9,963.
Margins: 1 3/4, 2HF, 10 3/4. Odds: 1.70, 26.80, 13.70.
Also Ran: Princesa Carolina, Take Charge Angel, Into Mystic, Chocolate Kisses. Scratched: Love My Honey, My Wynter Rose.
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