$850k Exchange Rate Filly Graduates for Drefong Connex at Del Mar

6th at DMR, Msw, $60,000 (6 1/2f)Winner: Alluring Star, f, 2 by Exchange Rate

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6th-DMR, $61,725, Msw, 9-3, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:16.82, ft.
+ALLURING STAR (f, 2, Exchange Rate–Spring Jump {MSP, $121,883}, by Jump Start), bought for an eye-popping $850,000 at OBS March after breezing a quarter-mile in :20 4/5, showed speed and gameness to graduate impressively on debut at Del Mar for the connections of MGISW and 'TDN Rising Star' Drefong (Gio Ponti). Showing a string of sharp workouts capped off by a five-furlong spin in 1:00 flat (7/26) here Aug. 29, the bay was given a 49-10 chance and broke alertly to show the way through a :21.99 quarter while tracked by second-timer Ms Bad Behavior (Blame). That one drew on even terms with the leader passing a :45.13 half, but Alluring Star had plenty in reserve and turned back her pursuer by the eighth pole, edging clear from there to a 2 1/2-length success. Ms Bad Behavior was 5 3/4 lengths ahead of the remainder in second. The winner is the first foal out of a dam whose subsequent produce is a yearling colt by Goldencents and a weanling Palace Malice filly. Spring Jump, from the same family as GIII Gardenia H. heroine Erica's Dream (Two's A Plenty), was bred to Cairo Prince this spring. Sales history: $125,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP; $850,000 2yo '17 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Baoma Corporation; B-Woods Edge Farm, LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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