Saturday, Tampa Bay Downs
ENDEAVOUR S.-GIII, $150,000, TAM, 2-2, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 1:39 1/5, fm.
1--#@OLD TUNE (BRZ), 122, m, 5, by Wild Event
1st Dam: Chanson Pour Julia (Brz), by Irish Fighter
2nd Dam: Cats Night (Brz), by Slap Jack
3rd Dam: Celina Igi (Brz), by Pass the Word
O-Stud TNT; B-Haras Internacional (BRZ); T-Todd A Pletcher; J-Joel Rosario. $90,000. Lifetime Record: MG1SW-Brz, 13-7-1-2, $388,180. Werk Nick Rating: A++ (1SW). Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 116, f, 4, Successful Appeal
--Dynamic Cat, by Dynaformer. O-Augustin Stable; B-George Strawbridge Jr (PA); T-H Graham Motion. $30,000.
3--Last Full Measure
, 116, m, 5, Empire Maker--Lazy Slusan, by Slewvescent. ($70,000 RNA yrl '09 KEESEP). O-St George Farm Racing LLC (Banwell); B-St George Farm LLC (KY); T-Philip J Oliver. $15,000.
Margins: 1 3/4, NK, NK. Odds: 3.10, 26.50, 12.10.
Also Ran: Hooh Why, Blue Heart, Sweet Little Lion, Exclusive Love, My Redbyrd, Awesome Belle, Dealbata (Ire), Font, Callmethesqueeze. Scratched: Alaura Michele, Pianist.
Stud TNT’s Old Tune (Brz) (Wild Event) had established herself as one of the leading fillies in her in native Brazil, winning Group 1 races from a mile to 1 1/2 miles. She took the G1 Margarida Polak Lara as a sophomore, but appeared to hit her best stride last year, going four-for-four including three victories at the highest level. She was last seen lifting a Group 1 going 1 1/2 miles in Brazil Apr. 15. While the long layoff is always a question mark, the bay had been working steadily at Pletcher’s Palm Meadow base, turning in a bullet five furlong move on the turf in 1:00 Jan. 21, and most recently went four furlongs in :50 3/5 Jan. 27. Receiving first time Lasix here and securing the services of Joel Rosario, Old Tune was fastest from the gate, and held the lead on the fence into the first turn. She relinquished the advantage to Awesome Belle (Awesome of Course) heading into the backstretch, and was content to sit just off that leader through opening splits of :23 and :46 2/5. Reclaiming the lead entering the far turn, Old Tune hit the quarter pole 1 1/2 lengths in front and well in hand. Put to a drive in the stretch, she lengthened her advantage to win with relative ease. Awesome Belle faded to ninth. Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. VIDEO.