By Alan Carasso
Sent off at debut odds of 28-5, LNJ Foxwoods' Annex (Constitution) came with a telling turn of foot inside the final furlong to break his maiden extremely impressively in Saturday's seventh race from Gulfstream, earning the 'TDN Rising Star' tag.
Bet down from a morning line of 12-1, the bald-faced chestnut was void of early speed and settled last but two as a good pace developed on the front end. Traveling well within himself entering the final half-mile, Annex was quietly ridden on the turn, but was angled out sharply into the four path nearing the entrance to the stretch. He still had a bit of work to do as they hit the furlong marker, but he hit another gear and covered his final furlong in a slick :11.17 (final quarter :22.86) to win stylishly. The final time was 1.53 seconds faster than the slower-paced split of race three.
Bred on the same cross over Unbridled as this sire's star-crossed GSW Amalfi Sunrise, Annex is out of a half-sister to MGISW You (You and I), in turn the dam of GSW You And I Forever (A.P. Indy) and SW & GSP Causeway's Kin (Giant's Causeway). Annex was bought back on a bid of $65,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September sale, while his dam produced a colt by Honor Code in 2019 and a filly by the same stallion last year. You Make Me Sing was most recently bred to champion Mitole.
7th-Gulfstream, $40,000, Msw, 1-16, 3yo, 1mT, 1:34.93, fm, 1 length.
ANNEX, c, 3, by Constitution
1st Dam: You Make Me Sing, by Unbridled's Song
2nd Dam: Our Dani, by Homebuilder
3rd Dam: Lovely Briar, by Briartic
Sales history: $65,000 RNA Ylg '19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O-LNJ Foxwoods; B-William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo (KY); T-William I Mott.