Ward Debuts Another ‘TDN Rising Star’

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3rd at KEE, Msw, $50,000Maiden Special Weight (4 1/2f)Winner: Lady Aurelia, f, 2 by Scat Daddy

Lady Aurelia | Coady Photography

April 21, 2015 – Keeneland, Race 3, Msw, USD $50,000, 4 1/2f

Lady Aurelia, f, 2, by Scat Daddy

1st Dam: D’Wildcat Speed (HotY & Ch. imported 3-year-old filly-PR, GSW, $530,755), by Forest Wildcat
2nd Dam: Velvet Panther, by Pentaquod
3rd Dam: Blue Eyed Cat, by Great Above

Lady Aurelia (Scat Daddy) became the fourth 2-year-old debut winner for Wesley Ward at this meet with a terrific first-out score off of several sharp local breezes. Breaking from the rail as the 1-5 favorite, the bay was away sharply, making the lead in the first few strides before opening up four lengths through a :22.57 quarter-mile. With stalking Fashion Bid (Old Fashioned) getting a bit closer into the stretch, the $350,000 KEESEP yearling buy was given the slightest of urging to blast away from her rival in the final furlong and romp by 7 3/4 lengths in track record time of :50.85 for the 4 1/2 furlongs. The winner’s dam was Horse of the Year and Champion imported 3-year-old filly in Puerto Rico before capturing the GII Rampart H. in the United States, while her second dam was twice made Champion imported older mare in Puerto Rico. Sales History: $350,000 Ylg ‘15 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $28,758. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

O-Stonestreet Stables LLC, George Bolton and Peter Leidel; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.

 

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