, $150,000, BHP, 7-14, 2yo, f, 6f (AWT), 1:11 2/5, ft.
1--#EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE, 119, f, 2, by First Samurai 1st Dam: Refugee (GSP, $114,070), by Unaccounted For
2nd Dam: Polish Maid, by Danzig
3rd Dam: Davona Dale, by Best Turn
($23,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $650,000 2yo '12 OBSAPR). O-Karl Watson, Michael E Pegram & Paul Weitman; B-Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J Betz/Robenalt (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-Rafael Bejarano; $90,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $120,000. *1/2 to Profit (Not For Love), MSP, $180,285.
, 119, f, 2, City Zip
--License to Speed, by Thunder Gulch. ($20,000 RNA wlng '10 KEENOV; $30,000 yrl '11 BESOCT). O-Gary & Cecil Barber & Kevin Tsujihara; B-Joe Parker (KY); T-Peter Miller; $30,000.
, 121, f, 2, Empire Maker--Miss Excitement, by Rajab. ($85,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $165,000 2yo '12 OBSMAR). O-Gary & Cecil Barber & Kevin Tsujihara; B-Dan & Frank Cassella (KY); T-Peter Miller; $18,000.
Margins: 3 1/4, 1 1/4, 1 3/4. Odds: 0.30, 8.20, 5.70.
Executiveprivilege, this year's OBS April topper, was all the rage for her June 28 debut over 5 1/2 furlongs of the Cushion Track, but was off a bit sluggishly and found herself no better than midfield in the opening couple of furlongs. But Rafael Bejarano never panicked, sent her three wide into the lane and the striking bay did the rest, strolling home by 4 1/2 lengths in a performance befitting a "TDN Rising Star"
. Wheeled back here on just 2 1/2 weeks' rest, the filly was pounded into long odds-on favoritism, but would not suffer the fate of her male counterpart Amarish (Scat Daddy), who finished well-beaten in the GIII Hollywood Juvenile Championship at a similarly low number. More forwardly placed this time around, Executiveprivilege didn't appear to be traveling all that well on the turn, but remained well in contention behind a wall of horses at the quarter pole. An opening appeared at the rail in upper stretch and the favorite took full advantage, advancing willingly before going on to a convincing score. "As soon as we broke from the gate, I put her right behind horses and got her into a good position,'' said Bejarano after his Spring/Summer meet high 13th stakes win. "I knew all I had to do was wait because at the end I was going to have a lot of horse. The race was over as soon as we hit the stretch and I let her run.'' Trainer Bob Baffert said the primary goal for Executiveprivilege is the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, but she could surface next in the GIII Sorrento S. Aug. 8 at Del Mar. Click for the brisnet.com chart. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.