August 9, 2017 - Saratoga, Race 2, AOC, USD $78,000, 7F, NW2$X
Sunset Ridge, F, 3, 2014 by Algorithms
1st Dam: Cades Bay, by Fusaichi Pegasus
2nd Dam: Slide Show, by Slewacide
3rd Dam: Screen Landing, by Silent Screen
Owner: Alpha Delta Stables, LLC (NY)
Breeder: Alpha Delta Stables, LLC (NY)
Trainer: Chad C. Brown
Sunset Ridge demolished her competition to remain unbeaten in three starts and became the newest ‘TDN Rising Star’ Wednesday at Saratoga. Bet down to 1-5 favoritism in a compact field, the chestnut tracked the pace carved out by Silly Sister (Broken Vow) through an opening quarter-mile in :23.21, but could wait no longer and seized control into the turn as that rival faltered. Unchallenged thereafter, the sophomore coasted home 16 3/4 lengths in front of Moondance Joy (Catienus) under minimal encouragement, while Silly Sister completed the trifecta. The final time for seven furlongs was 1:24.18. A first-out winner sprinting 6 1/2 panels at Belmont Apr. 29, Sunset Ridge made it two-in-a-row with an 8 1/4-length romp traveling a mile in Elmont June 2. She worked steadily at Saratoga in the weeks prior to this third trip to post.
Trainer Chad Brown and Alpha Delta Stables have teamed to campaign MGSW & MGISP Lewis Bay (Bernardini) in recent years. For a closer look at the story of Sunset Ridge and her pedigree, see the ‘In Sharper Focus’ that follows.