5th-PRX, $56,300, Msw, 10-9, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:12.19, sy.
DAISY (f, 2, Blame–Lovely Stay, by Flower Alley) was bet down to 9-5 for this career debut, going out for a barn that has rolled out its fair share of promising juveniles at the Bensalem oval over the years. Sent straight to the front by Paco Lopez, the bay took pressure through a quarter-mile in :22.24, opened up a length advantage through a half in :46.19 and gradually pulled clear to notch an easy eight-length victory over fellow first-timer Joycee's Spirit (Violence). The winner's dam produced a full-sister to the winner last year and was bred back to Shanghai Bobby this spring. Her second dam, Ratings (Caveat), was a two-time graded stakes winner and was once Grade I-placed. This is also the family of GSW Recording (Danzig) and her MGSW and GISP son Smart Bid (Smart Strike). Sales History: $80,000 Ylg '16 FTSAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $37,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Fox Hill Farms, Inc.; B-Jonathan Sheppard (PA); T-John C. Servis.