Bernardini Filly Prevails in Battle of the Bafferts

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The late Bernardini | Darley photo

6th-Del Mar, $81,500, Msw, 8-7, 2yo, f, 5f, :58.69, ft, 1 1/2 lengths.
FAST AND SHINY (f, 2, Bernardini–Spotted Heart {SW, $167,692}, by Lion Hearted) got the better of a final-furlong tussle with the better-fancied and commonly owned Doinitthehardway (Street Sense) under a cerebral ride from Florent Geroux. They lined up three across the track early on, Fast and Shiny, Doinitthehardway and favored Getthemoney (Midnight Lute) from the rail out, but Geroux elected to take a tug of Fast and Shiny and allow the other two to set the table for him. Despite losing a fraction of momentum when easing back off the speed, Fast and Shiny was steered out full of run outside of a weakening Getthemoney, joined her stablemate a furlong for home and did the better work through the final sixteenth of a mile. The two blue shadowrolls were separated by 1 1/2 lengths on the wire. Hailing from the female family of champion Judy the Beauty (Ghostzapper), Fast and Shiny had a foal half-brother by Munnings. Sales history: $150,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $48,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Michael E Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman; B-Douglas Scharbauer (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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