Distorted Humor Firster Scores at Los Al for Baffert

6th at LRC, Msw, $45,000 (5 1/2f)Winner: Popularity, c, 2 by Distorted Humor

Distorted Humor | WinStar Farm

6th-LRC, $46,725, Msw, 9-9, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:04.10, ft.
+POPULARITY (c, 2, Distorted Humor–Sweet Lips {SW & GSP, $565,138}, by Kris S.) overcame a wide journey to graduate on debut for Bob Baffert at Los Alamitos. Coming into this with a steady series of works, most notably going five furlongs from the gate at Del Mar in :59 1/5 Aug. 31, the chestnut was nevertheless let go at 6-1 in this competitive group. Tracking the pace from fourth, Popularity had to travel four wide for much of the turn as favored second-timer Cut (City Zip) hugged the rail and went clear in early stretch. Staying on gamely, Popularity reeled in the chalk nearing the sixteenth pole and drew clear late to graduate by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:04.10. The winner’s dam captured the Sunshine Millions Distaff S. and is a half to MGISP Nehro (Mineshaft). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $27,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Gary & Mary West; B-Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc. (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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