Curlin Colt Proves ‘Legit’ in Rising Star-Worthy Effort

8th at PIM, $42,000Opt. Clm. (1 1/16m)Winner: Legit, c, 3 by Curlin

Legit | MJC/Jim McCue

Repole Stable’s Legit (Curlin) romped by 7 1/4 lengths in his career bow at Gulfstream Apr. 19 and made it two in a row Thursday with another decisive score in the slop at Pimlico to become the newest ‘TDN Rising Star’. Running three wide in sixth through an opening quarter in :24.15, the $125,000 KEESEP buy advanced into fourth through a half in :47.73 and angled out wider turning for home. Drawing alongside new leader American Lincoln (Street Sense) in mid-stretch, the 3-5 chalk forged clear late to win by four lengths.

The winner is the first foal out of the unraced Logalina Pompina, a half-sister to GSW and half-million dollar earner Mellow Fellow (Belek). She has since produced the juvenile colt Midnight Reverie (Midnight Lute) and a yearling colt by Lea. The 7-year-old mare was bred back to Will Take Charge.

8th-Pimlico, $46,326, Alw (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($40,000-$50,000), 5-17, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:43.88, sy.

LEGIT, c, 3, Curlin

1st Dam: Logalina Pompina, by Corinthian

2nd Dam: Lady Blockbuster, Silent Screen

3rd Dam: Dunvegan Dancer, by Lt. Stevens

Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $47,340. O-Repole Stable; B-David Greathouse, II (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher. *$65,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV; $125,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP. Click for the chart, free catalogue-style pedigree or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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