Kitten’s Joy Colt Rewrites the Script in ‘Rising Star’ Performance

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6th at SAR, $83,000MSW (1 1/16m)Winner: Oscar Performance, c, 2 by Kitten's Joy

Oscar Performance | NYRA/Coglianese

6th-SAR, $83,000, Msw, 8-20, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:42.89, fm.
OSCAR PERFORMANCE (c, 2, Kitten’s Joy
1st Dam: Devine Actress (SW, $107,300), by Theatrical (Ire)
2nd Dam: Devine Beauty, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: Magical Holiday, by Slew o’ Gold
Oscar Performance put in a mild rally from far back to be fifth on debut over this same course and distance July 23, and employed a change in tactics to deliver a sparkling front-running graduation Saturday at the Spa, becoming the newest ‘TDN Rising Star’. Sent straight to the front at 6-1 after drawing in off the “also eligible” list, the bay led through fractions of :23.68 and :48.87. Well rated into the far turn, he spurted clear while never threatened and reported home a much-the-best winner, 10 1/4 lengths clear of One of a Kind (Lemon Drop Kid). The winner is a full-brother to this year’s GIII Spiral S. winner Oscar Nominated, GSW, $427,405. His dam, who was also campaigned by Amerman Racing to a win the 2010 Santa Lucia H., produced a Point of Entry filly in 2015 and a Ghostzapper colt this term before being bred back to Flatter. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $50,132. Click for the Equibase.com chart, VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
O-Amerman Racing LLC; B-Mrs. Jerry Amerman (KY); T-Brian A. Lynch.

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