TDN RISING STARS

September 14, 2015 - Delaware Park, Race 6, Msw, USD $34,000, 6F

Southern Girl, F, 2, 2013 by Tapit

1st Dam: Ponche de Leona (SW, $260,870), by Ponche
2nd Dam: Perfect And Proud, by Nonparrell
3rd Dam: Proud Sal, by Proudest Roman

Owner: Fox Hill Farms
Breeder: Black Rock Thoroughbreds LLLP (KY)
Trainer: J. Larry Jones

Southern Girl, a half to 2013 GI Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Mucho Macho Man (Macho Uno), MGISW, $5,625,410, rallied to annex her career debut Monday at Delaware Park, earning ‘TDN Rising Star’ status on the one-year anniversary of her sale for $775,000 at the Keeneland September sale [Click here]. She completed her preparations with a bullet four-panel move over the local strip in :47 flat Sept. 9. Hammered down to 4-5 favoritism, the gray was away from the gate a step slowly and raced behind a wall of horses as Never Home (Harlan’s Holiday) led through a quarter-mile in :22.79. Guided to the five path approaching the turn, Southern Girl launched a prolonged wide rally to edge clear in deep stretch. Ms. Scarlet Fever (Value Plus) was a half-length back in second. Ponche de Leona produced a colt by Tapit this year. The winner also RNA’ed for $675,000 as a FTKNOV weanling. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $20,400. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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