Lope de Vega Filly Caps Big Day for Sire With Rising Star-Worthy Debut at the Spa

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5th at SAR, Msw, $85000 (1 1/16m)Winner: Newspaperofrecord (Ire), f, 2 by Lope de Vega (Ire)

Newspaperofrecord | Sarah K Andrew

Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}–Sunday Times {GB}, by Holy Roman Emperor {GB}) entered this unveiling with a reputation that preceded her, and she came out of it a ‘TDN Rising Star’ after an extremely impressive effort reminiscent of some of her Eclipse winning-trainer’s superstar turf trainees. Pounded down to 3-2 favoritism, the 200,000gns Tattersalls October yearling acquisition sat in a well-held second behind splits of :25.05 and :50.45. She could be bottled up no more as she tugged her way to the lead through six panels in 1:15.77, and from there the bay put on a show, widening her margin with every stride despite cruising to the line under a Irad Ortiz, Jr. hammerlock. Keeping with the theme of Chad Brown-trained exactas and trifectas, Newspaperofrecord’s stablemate Sister Kitten (Kitten’s Joy) came on for second.

The Ballylinch Stud resident Lope de Vega had enjoyed an outstanding day at the Arqana August Sale on Sunday, with a half-brother to recent G2 Vintage S. hero Dark Vision (Ire) (Dream Ahead) selling for €900,000 to MV Magnier and another colt going the way of the China Horse Club for €600,000 just a few hips later. He was also responsible for Saturday’s GII Lake Placid S. runner-up Capla Temptress (Ire).

Newspaperofrecord is a half-sister to Classical Times (GB) (Lawman {Fr}), SW & GSP-Eng, and a yearling filly by Gleneagles (Ire). Her dam is a half to the stakes-placed dam of this year’s G1 Irish Derby winner Latrobe (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and GSW Diamond Fields (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Ire}).

5th-Saratoga, $85,000, Msw, 8-19, 2yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 1:46.96, yl.
NEWSPAPEROFRECORD (IRE), f, 2, Lope de Vega (Ire)
1st Dam: Sunday Times (GB) (GSW & G1SP-Eng, $117,392), by Holy Roman Emperor (Ire)
2nd Dam: Forever Times (GB), by So Factual
3rd Dam: Simply Times, by Dodge
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $46,750. Click for the Equibase.com chart, VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree
O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-Times of Wigan Ltd (IRE); T-Chad C. Brown. *200,000gns Ylg ’17 TATOCT.

 

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