City of Light's 'Chop Chop' Scores On Debut At Ellis

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Chop Chop | Coady

3rd-Ellis, $59,065, Msw, 8-14, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:38.62, fm, 1 1/2 lengths.
CHOP CHOP (f, 2, City of Light–Grand Sofia, by Giant's Causeway), a $230,000 FTKJUL yearling purchase and the 2-1 favorite in this spot, was never far out of it early, stalking in third close to the pace of Guns n' Lilies (Gun Runner) through mild fractions. Moved off the rail for her stretch run, she came with a three-wide bid down the lane, out-kicking Bel Rosso (Free Drop Billy) and Don't Go Changing (Candy Ride {Arg}) and drawing clear late to score by 1 1/2 lengths. The filly becomes her sire's (by Quality Road) fifth winner, following an impressive score by the Freshman stallion's Bourbon Bash for D. Wayne Lukas at Saratoga Saturday afternoon. Chop Chop, out of Grand Sofia–a half-sister to GISW Rail Trip (Jump Start)–has a yearling sister by Omaha Beach and a weanling sister by Constitution. She was bred back to Liam's Map for the 2023 season. Sales History: $230,000 Ylg '21 FTKJUL.
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart.
O-Selective, LLC; B-Cobra Farm & MRJ Thoroughbreds (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.

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