April 24, 2019 - Keeneland, Race 3, Msw, USD $60,000, 4 1/2F
Anna's Fast, F, 2, 2017 by Fast Anna
1st Dam: True Will, by Yes It's True
2nd Dam: Will I Do, by Will's Way
3rd Dam: What Can I Do, by Mr. Leader
Owner: Breeze Easy, LLC
Breeder: Amg Equine LLC (KY)
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward
Anna’s Fast, a $470,000 purchase by Breeze Easy at last month’s OBS March Sale (:9 4/5), earned the ‘TDN Rising Star’ tag while becoming the first winner for her freshman sire (by Medaglia d’Oro) at Keeneland Wednesday.
The 1-5 favorite cleared the field from her outside draw, showed the way through an opening quarter in :23.22 and was never asked to run down the lane while scoring by 5 1/2 impressive lengths over Topless (Successful Appeal).
Anna’s Fast showed three workouts on the tab for Wesley Ward, headed by a three-furlong bullet in :35 1/5 (1/4) at Keeneland Apr. 15. She is the fifth 2-year-old winner for Ward at the Keeneland Spring Meet and his third ‘Rising Star.’ Fellow juveniles Lady Pauline (Munnings) and Nayibeth (Carpe Diem) also received the nod.
Anna’s Fast’s dam True Will is also represented by a Fast Anna colt of 2018. Both her dam and second dam were first-out winners, the latter by 21 lengths at Calder in 2003. This is the extended female family of champion older mare and three-time GISW Hidden Lake (Quiet American).
Led by a $400,000 colt at KEESEP, Fast Anna’s first crop of yearlings averaged $55,919 from 31 sold in 2018. Anna’s Fast, also a $32,500 FTKJUL yearling graduate, is his most expensive offspring purchased at auction to date.