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Tiz Wonderful Colt an ‘Uncontested’ Rising Star at Keeneland

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5th at Kee, $60,000Maiden Special Weight (6 1/2f)Winner: Uncontested, c, 2 by Tiz Wonderful

Uncontested | Coady Photography

5th-KEE, $60,000, Msw, 10-19, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 1:15.81, ft.
+UNCONTESTED, c, 2, Tiz Wonderful
1st Dam: Galileo’s Star, by Lil E. Tee
2nd Dam: June Gale, by Run For Nurse
3rd: Sharyn Dear, Duc de Fer
Uncontested drilled six local panels from the gate in 1:12 4/5 10 days earlier, which the Keeneland clockers called a “very useful gate effort, going well on his own,” but he was still dismissed at 10-1 for this first go. Off a bit awkwardly from his rail draw, the hulking dark bay was pushed along by rider Channing Hill to seize command and open up by daylight down the backside. He clicked off splits of :22.05 and :44.93 while traveling strongly, and seemed like a sure thing cutting the corner for home. After a brief lead change struggle, the $20,000 KEESEP yearling leveled off well and was taken in hand late to cruise to a six-length score. Quick-working fellow firster Untrapped (Trappe Shot) was second best. The winner is a half to Solitary Ranger (U S Ranger), GSW, $230,040, who annexed the 2013 GIII Arlington-Washington Futurity and 2014 John Battaglia Memorial S. for Wayne Catalano. His year-younger half-sister Data Diva (Data Link) was a a $20,000 KEENOV weanling, and his dam was most recently bred to Gemologist. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart, VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
O-Harry T. Rosenblum; B-Richard Forbush (KY); T-Wayne M. Catalano.

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