5th-SAR, $85,000, Msw
, 2yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 1:42 2/5, fm.+DA MI BASIA MILLE (f, 2, Pure Prize--Miss Cozze, by Not For Love)
, hailing from a barn that strikes with a healthy 22% of first-time starters, was let go at a generous 8-1. Unhurried off the blocks, Da Mi Basia Mille stumbled a few strides in, but recovered nicely to settle toward the back of the pack as Emotional Kitten (Kitten's Joy) led through an opening quarter in :22.55. Inching closer to the front following a half in :46.99, the Maryland-bred was brought out five wide by Jose Lezcano turning for home and wore down the tiring leader and drew clear to graduate by 1 1/4 lengths over the fast-closing favorite Citizen Emma (Proud Citizen). The pacesetter held on for third. Click for the brisnet.com chart or Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $51,000.
O-Henry H Prieger and David B Lester. B-Prantlack Farm & David Lester (MD). T-Christophe Clement.