Kitten's Dumplings Airs in the Edgewood S.
$172,500, CDX, 5-3, 3yo, f,1 1/16mT, 1:41 1/5, fm.
1--KITTEN'S DUMPLINGS, 118, f, 3, by Kitten's Joy1st Dam: Granny Franny, by Grand Slam2nd Dam: Franziska (Ire), by Sadler's Wells3rd Dam: Belle Epoque (Ire), by Habitat
O/B-Kenneth L & Sarah K Ramsey (KY); T-Michael J Maker; J-Joel Rosario. $101,603. Lifetime Record: GSP, 8-3-1-0, $246,351.
, 118, f, 3, Distorted Humor
--Quero Quero, by Royal Academy. O-Haras Old Friends; B-Old Friends, Inc (KY); T-Kenneth G McPeek. $32,775.
, 118, f, 3, Broken Vow
--Rich Find, by Exploit. ($85,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $175,000 2yo '12 FTFFEB). O-Calumet Farm; B-Shadowfax Stable (KY); T-D Wayne Lukas. $16,388.
Margins: 3 3/4, HF, NO. Odds: 3.20, 45.70, 19.20.
Also Ran: Tokyo Time, Judy In Disguise (GB), Adriani, Birdlover (GB), Street of Gold, Private Ensign, Wave Theory. Scratched: Emotional Kitten.
The domination by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Mike Maker and Joel Rosario that occurred at Keeneland has showed no signs of slowing since racing action in Kentucky has shifted to Louisville, and Kitten’s Dumplings became the latest of a seemingly endless string of ‘kittens’ to be led into the winner’s circle by Mr. Ramsey. A debut winner over yielding Saratoga sod last August, the homebred was fourth in Woodbine’s GII Natalma S. the following month, but failed to bounce back from a rough start and checked in 11th in Keeneland’s GI Darley Alcibiades S. Oct. 5. Kitten’s Dumplings bounced back on the class drop to take Retama’s La Senorita S. Nov. 10, but was seventh in her 3-year-old bow in Gulfstream’s Ginger Brew S. on New Year’s Day. She ran second to "TDN Rising Star"
Tapicat (Tapit) in the GIII Florida Oaks at Tampa Feb. 2--one spot in front of Wave Theory (Smart Strike)--and was on slot behind that foe when fifth last time on in the Apr. 6 GI Ashland S. on Lexington Poly. With Wave Theory tossing rider Julien Leparoux at the start, Kitten’s Dumplings was content to caboose the remainder of the field early. She traveled sweetly turning for home, and cut to the outside for clear sailing at the head of the lane. Her competition could offer up little resistance, and Kitten’s Dumplings exploded to the lead for a decisive tally. "What more can you say about Joel now?" Mike Maker said of hisgo-to rider. "He’s in the zone. He’s making all the right decisions and riding with a lot of confidence. I am glad he is on our team. I didn’t give him any instructions since we know she comes from off the pace and he put her in the right position to win." Click for the brisnet.com chart or VIDEO.
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