3rd-Belmont, $80,000, Msw, 5-2, 2yo, f, 5fT, :58.75, gd.
FOOLISH HUMOR (f, 2, Distorted Humor–Foolish Cause, by Giant’s Causeway) provided conditioner Wesley Ward and jockey Joe Bravo with a sweep of the two juvenile maiden specials on the Belmont card Thursday. The pair also teamed to win the first race with new ‘TDN Rising Star’ Aurelia Garland (Constitution). Favored at 9-5 for this unveiling, the $200,000 FTKJUL buy stalked from second through a :23.12 opening quarter. Switched out to mount a bid turning for home, the chestnut took control in early stretch and cruised clear to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Kit Kat Katie (Sky Mesa). Foolish Humor is the first foal out of Foolish Cause, a half-sister to MGISW millionaire and sire Get Stormy (Stormy Atlantic). She has not produced any foals since, but was most recently bred to Violence last term. Sales history: $200,000 Ylg ’18 FTKJUL. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $44,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Andrew Farm; B-Gabriel Duignan, Crosshaven Bldsk, Petaluma Bldsk & Hazelmere Bldsk (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.