Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable’s Sharing (Speightstown) seemed a bit more suited to the grass on paper given that her dam upended the 2010 GI Breeders’ Cup F/M Turf and considering her fast-finishing debut second came sprinting on the infield here July 21, but the chestnut had no trouble handling the Saratoga main track Sunday while garnering the ‘TDN Rising Star’ distinction. Off at 5-2 facing a solid-looking field that had held together surprisingly well considering the race was rained off the turf, Sharing was part of a three-way pace procession while perched widest through splits of :23.71 and :46.99. She emerged with a clear advantage heading for home despite turning a bit wide into the stretch, and responded willingly to Manny Franco’s encouragement at the head of the lane to quickly spurt clear by about six lengths, stopping the clock in 1:24.32 for seven panels. Good Shabbos (Munnings), a two-time runner-up on the dirt and the 9-5 favorite here, checked in a clear-cut second. The winner’s dam was also conditioned by Graham Motion on behalf of breeder Sagamore Farm. She is also responsible for Riley’s Choice (Distorted Humor), SW, $172,838 and was barren to Into Mischief after producing Sharing. She sold for $550,000 to Sam-Son Farm at last year’s Keeneland November sale while in foal to Mastery, and produced a filly Feb. 24 before being bred back to Medaglia d’Oro.
3rd-Saratoga, $90,000, Msw, 8-18, 2yo, f, 7f (off turf), 1:24.32, gd.
SHARING, f, 2, Speightstown
1st Dam: Shared Account (GISW, $1,649,427), by Pleasantly Perfect
2nd Dam: Silk n’ Sapphire, by Smart Strike
3rd Dam: Golden Tiy, by Dixieland Band
Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $60,300. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the equineline.com catalog style pedigree.
O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck); B-Sagamore Farm (MD); T-H. Graham Motion. *$350,000 Ylg ’18 FTSAUG