TDN RISING STARS

October 5, 2016 - Belmont Park, Race 3, Msw, USD $75,000, 7F

Cursor, F, 2, 2014 by Quality Road

1st Dam: Scarlet Love, by Not for Love
2nd Dam: Scarlet Tango, by French Deputy
3rd Dam: Silver Tango, by Silver Badge

Owner: Courtlandt Farms (Donald & Donna Adam)
Breeder: Mill Ridge Farm et al (KY)
Trainer: Mark A. Hennig

Cursor checked in second on debut at Saratoga behind an impressive performance from the well-bred Sky Gesture (Tiznow) Aug. 28 and was hammered down to 3-5 favoritim so go one better here. Breaking a step slowly, the bay raced in a three-wide fifth behind sharp early splits of :22.59 and :45.23. Drawing alongside the leading duo turning for home, the $340,000 KEESEP buy instantly powered clear in the stretch and hit the line three lengths to the good of Special Risk (Eskendereya), who in turn was 5 3/4 lengths clear of the third-place finisher. The winner’s dam Scarlet Love is a half-sister to GISW “TDN Rising Star” Tara’s Tango (Unbridled’s Song); GI King’s Bishop S. winner Visionaire (Grand Slam); and GSW & MGISP Scarlet Strike (Smart Strike). Scarlet Love produced an Orb filly in 2015 and a full-brother to the winner earlier this term. She was bred back to Flatter. Click here for feature on Courtlandt Farm and Mark Hennig by the TDN’s Brian DiDonato. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $61,600.

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