California Chrome Filly Impresses on Woodbine Debut


California Chrome | Taylor Made

8th-Woodbine, C$83,390, Msw, 10-8, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f (AWT), 1:03.38, ft, 5 1/2 lengths.
CALIFORNIA LILY (f, 2, California Chrome–Wildcat Lily {GSW & MGISP, $477,165}, by D'wildcat) was favored at first asking by just less than $2,000 and became the sixth winner for her freshman sire (by Lucky Pulpit) with an impressive debut success in Thursday's finale from Woodbine. Quickly into stride beneath Rafael Hernandez, the blaze-faced chestnut set the pace with a bit of pressure to her outside for the opening couple of furlongs. But she pinched a break entering the final five-sixteenths of a mile and raced a touch greenly in the stretch, but put a gap on her rivals while never asked a serious question. Her winning margin was 5 1/2 lengths. Wildcat Lily, winner of the 2013 GIII Azalea S. and second in the GI Prioress S. and GI Test S. that season, is the dam of a yearling full-sister to the winner. Sales history: $80,000 Ylg '19 FTKJUL; $87,000 2yo '20 OBSMAR; $35,000 2yo '20 OBSOPN. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,587. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Gary Barber; B-Perry & Denise Martin (KY); T-Mark E Casse.

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