Cairo Prince Rising Star Filly Takes Surfer Girl


Cairo Memories | Benoit

SURFER GIRL S., $203,000, Santa Anita, 10-3, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:34.27, fm.
1–CAIRO MEMORIES, 120, f, 2, by Cairo Prince
1st Dam: Incarnate Memories, by Indian Charlie
2nd Dam: Witness Post, by Gone West
3rd Dam: Most Likely, by Fappiano
'TDN Rising Star' 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. ($50,000 Ylg '20
KEESEP). O-David A. Bernsen, LLC & Schroeder Farms LLC;
B-Brereton C. Jones (KY); T-Robert B. Hess, Jr.; J-Kent J.
Desormeaux. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $162,000.
*Full to Cariba, SW, $221,750.
2–Helens Well (Ire), 120, f, 2, Kodi Bear (Ire)–Ever Evolving (Fr),
by Elusive Quality. (800gns Ylg '20 TATASY). O-Benowitz Family
Trust, CYBT, Madaket Stables LLC, Michael Nentwig & Ray
Pagano; B-Mr Patrick Toes (IRE); T-Philip D'Amato. $40,000.
3–Hemmerle, 118, f, 2, Tapit–Diamond Necklace, by
Unbridled's Song. O/B-LNJ Foxwoods (KY); T-Richard E.
Mandella. $24,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, NK, NK. Odds: 4.00, 1.50, 12.70.
Also Ran: Sterling Crest (Ire), Miss Bellatrix, Brandon'smylawyer, Saturday Nite Girl, Dolly May (Ire), Sax, Liam's Dove, It's Simple.

Cairo Memories followed up on her 'TDN Rising Star'-worthy debut with an effortless open-length victory in the Surfer Girl S. at Santa Anita Sunday. The gray filly, sent off as the distant second choice, settled just off the early leaders, powered to the front off the turn and glided clear to wire, possibly earning herself a start in the Breeders' Cup. Heavy favorite Helens Well completed the exacta.

Cairo Memories was a 4 1/2-length debut winner going one mile of the Del Mar lawn Sept. 5 for Schroeder Farms. David Bernsen was added to the ownership line for this second start.

“She's been doing everything right,” said winning trainer Bob Hess. “We were encouraged by the way she broke her maiden and she's been moving forward in her training. Hopefully, this sets us up for the Breeders' Cup Dance.”

“She brought some new energy from her first start,” added winning rider Kent Desormeaux. “I think she was excited. I spent more time in the post parade calming her down. I worked her at Del Mar and before I ever rode her I thought she was great. I was with the owners in the paddock and that was the longest wait because I wanted to see how deep the water was, and she's shown [now] that she could really swim.” Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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