Connect Firster Impresses At Woodbine

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Connect | Lanes End

5th-Woodbine, C$104,200, Msw, 6-12, 2yo, 5f (AWT), :57.57, ft, 6 1/4 lengths.
BATTLE STRIKE (c, 2, Connect–Hold the Sugar, by Forest Wildcat), dispatched at 4-5 favoritism for his career debut, showed good speed from the gate to take the lead from mid-pack inside of Kaukokaipuu (Mr Speaker) through an opening quarter in :45.73. A length clear into the far turn racing just off the rail, it became a one-horse race down the stretch as Battle Strike powered home unchallenged to win impressively by 6 1/4 lengths as Kaukokaipuu held off the pack for second. The winner, a half-brother to Spring Tempest (Spring At Last), SW & GSP, $184,085, is the last reported foal from his dam who was last reported bred to Collected in 2021. Sales History: $130,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $48,348. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Tracy Farmer; B-James A., Janeane A., & J. Arika Everatt – Meeuse (ON); T-Mark E. Casse.

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