Violence’s Cicatrix Dominates Debut at Churchill for Rising Star Nod

8th at CD , Msw, $60,000 (6f)Winner: Cicatrix, f, 2 by Violence

Cicatrix | Coady

Cicatrix took a bunch of play for a patient first-out barn and backed up that support with a dominant front-running success at Churchill to become the second ‘TDN Rising Star’ of the day. The dark bay flashed talent in a 1:00 3/5 (1/19) local gate breeze Nov. 5 and followed up with a sharp half-mile spin in :48 1/5 (5/82) a week later. Backed to 51-10 off of a 12-1 morning-line quote, the $85,000 KEENOV grad punched through at the rail to lead narrowly from a longshot through a :22.67 quarter. Inching away on the turn in hand past a :46.85 half, Cicatrix quickly separated herself from the pack after straightening for home and never gave any late-runners a chance, coasting home 7 1/4 lengths to the good. Cheeky Cherub (Pioneerof the Nile) was up late for the place.

The winner is the 20th for her freshman sire (by Medaglia d’Oro) and his second Rising Star (Barry Lee). Her second dam Colonial Review (Pleasant Colony) is a MSP half-sister to GISWs Another Review (Buckaroo) and No Review (Nodouble). Provincial is responsible for a yearling Hard Spun colt and foaled a filly by The Factor this spring before being paired with Maclean’s Music.

8th-CD, $60,578, Msw, 11-16, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:11.38, ft.
CICATRIX (f, 2, Violence–Provincial {MSP, $176,507}, by Pulpit) Sales History: $85,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the chart, free catalogue-style pedigree or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. O-Bill Witman; B-CESA Farm (KY); T-Ian R. Wilkes.

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