No Fairytale: Wesley Ward Firster Wins First Baby Race at Keeneland

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1st at KEE, Msw, 60000Msw ($60k) (4 1/2f)Winner: Fairyland, f, 2 by Scat Daddy

Scat Daddy

1st-KEE, $56,940, Msw, 4-7, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :52.68, ft.
+FAIRYLAND (f, 2, Scat Daddy–Dame Ursula {GB}, by Elusive Quality) received all the late money to go off favored at 7-5 and the filly took care of the boys to deliver for Wesley Ward before the opening day faithful on a sun-splashed afternoon in Lexington. The chestnut was hustled to the front from her outside slot in post 10, showed the way through an opening quarter in :22.60 and kept on finding in the stretch to graduate by 3 1/4 lengths. Baytown Lex (Girolamo) and Waki Patriot (Awesome Patriot) dead-heated for second. The winner’s dam, a half-sister to Japanese champion Agnes Digital (Crafty Prospector), has also produced a Lemon Drop Kid colt in 2016 and an Into Mischief colt this spring. Sales history: $375,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Michael B. Tabor, Derrick Smith & John Magnier; B-Runnymede Farm Inc. & Peter J. Callahan (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.

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