Orb Filly Runs Up the Score in Saratoga Off-the-Turfer

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10th at SAR, Msw, $82450 (7f)Winner: Sippican Harbor, f, 2 by Orb

Orb | Claiborne Photo

10th-Saratoga, $82,450, Msw, 8-12, 2yo, f, 7f (off turf), 1:23.55, ft.
SIPPICAN HARBOR (f, 2, Orb–Blossomed, by Deputy Minister) took some money, but settled for fifth after traffic trouble in her turfy, two-turn debut here July 22. Forced to cut back and switch surfaces here, she dominated her competition in head-turning fashion. Knocked down to 9-5 favoritism late, the $260,000 FTSAUG yearling soon seized command while pestered by Ayers Rock (More Than Ready), a full-sister to MGISW Verrazano, through splits of :22.92 and :46.12. She began to tug her way clear heading for home, and poured it on from there in hand to run up the score to 17 lengths. Fellow second timer Girl At War (Ire) (Declaration of War) held on for second, while Ayers Rock faded to fourth. The winner was a $110,000 OBSMAR buyback after a :10 1/5 breeze. She is a half to Bodacious Babe (Mineshaft), GSP, $154,259, a yearling colt by Bodemeister and a foal colt by Malibu Moon. Unraced Blossom, a half-sister to GSW Cinemine (Mining) from the family of G1SW Peter Davies, was bred back to Honor Code this season. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $50,150. Click for the Equibase.com chartor VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Lee Pokoik; B-Justin & Kalvert Spaeth & Equine Equity Partners, LLC (KY); T-Gary C. Contessa.

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