Connect Colt Romps on Debut


Connect | Sarah Andrew

2nd-Santa Anita, $67,500, Msw, 3-26, 3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 1:16.48, ft, 10 lengths.
HIGH CONNECTION (c, 3, Connect–Forest Legend, by Forest Camp), sent off at 7-5, was hustled out of the gate from his rail post and took the early lead. Setting the pace through a quarter  in :21.86 and a half in :44.96, he skipped away in upper stretch and powered home a 10-length winner. Pioneering Papa (Classic Empire) chased throughout and was second. High Connection was a $75,000 KEESEP yearling and a $290,000 OBS March juvenile (:10 flat). Forest Legend, who produced a filly by Tonalist last year, sold for $16,000 while in foal to Summer Front at the 2021 Keeneland November sale and was exported to Turkey. The mare is a half-sister to graded winner Silver Reunion (Harlan's Holiday), who produced graded winner Speaktomeofsummer (Summer Front). Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $40,200.
O-HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud; B-G. Watts Humphrey (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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