TDN RISING STARS

April 22, 2018 - NAVAN, Race 1, Msw, EUR €16,500, 5.0F

So Perfect, F, 2, 2016 by Scat Daddy

1st Dam: Hopeoverexperience, by Songandaprayer
2nd Dam: Tom's Cat, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Shouldnt Say Never, by Meadowlake

Owner: Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor
Breeder: Machmer Hall (KY)
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

So Perfect took a walk in the betting market, but produced a stirring finish to claim TDN Rising Stardom in this first attempt. She was steadied off the pace, slightly worse than mid division, after a competent break. Pushed along to close once past the quarter-mile marker, the 4-1 second favourite entered the final furlong in sixth and kept on strongly under a late drive to nail Mater Matuta (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) by a short head on the line. “She’s a very nice filly and did everything right today,” said winning rider Ryan Moore. “She learnt as the race went on and it was a very pleasing start. She’s a big, strong filly and, all being well, she’ll have a big future. She’s fast and I don’t think six [furlongs] will present any problems for her.” The $400,000 Keeneland September yearling, kin to the stakes-placed Scat Eddie (Scat Daddy) and a yearling colt by Into Mischief, is out of a winning half-sister to GII Illinois Derby and GIII Gotham S.-winning sire Cowtown Cat (Distorted Humor). Her dam Hopeoverexperience (Songandaprayer) was bred to Candy Ride (Arg) last year. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €10,164

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