TDN RISING STARS

July 30, 2016 - Del Mar, Race 3, Msw, USD $63,000, 5 1/2F

Big League, G, 2, 2014 by Speightstown

1st Dam: Reunited (GSW, $326,771), by Dixie Union
2nd Dam: Tivli, by Mt. Livermore
3rd Dam: Bold Boston, by Bold Forbes

Owner: Rockingham Ranch
Breeder: W. S. Farish (KY)
Trainer: Peter Miller

Big League, a $155,000 KEESEP yearling, was acquired privately for $100,000 at OBS March, where he breezed in:10 flat, after leaving the ring unsold. Entered in the Barretts May sale, he worked a quarter-mile bullet in :20 3/5 and would have been the second-most expensive horse sold there had he not RNA’d for $275,000. Sent off at 5-2 here off a trio of bullet works at San Luis Rey, the dark bay sprinted up to challenge favored $500,000 FTSAUG buy Honor and Courage (Unbridled’s Song) through opening splits of :22.01 and :45.36. Dismissing that rival exiting the far turn, the juvenile cruised clear down the three path in the stretch to score by a seemingly effortless 3 1/4-lengths and become the second “TDN Rising Star” of the day. What’sontheagenda (Dialed In) got up for second. The winning connections were represented by another impressive juvenile two weeks ago in Chasing Aces (Flatter), who earned “TDN Rising Star” status after a 5 1/4-length triumph here July 17. Big League’s GSW dam Reunited, herself a 6 3/4-length debut winner, produced a City Zip colt last term and foaled a Noble Mission (GB) colt May 23 of this year. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $37,800.

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