Curlin Daughter of Indian Blessing Scores at Santa Anita

Indian Blessing | Sarah Andrew

4th-Santa Anita, $62,000, Msw, 6-4, 3, 4,/5yo, f/m, 6f, 1:11.29, ft, 3/4 length.

HALOSNHEAVEN (f, 3, Curlin–Indian Blessing {Ch. 2-year-old Filly, Ch. Female Sprinter, MGISW-USA, G1SP-UAE, $2,995,420}, by Indian Charlie) shrugged off nearly 10 months on the bench to post a sharp even-money maiden victory at Santa Anita. The Earnhardt homebred wasn't overly quick out of the gate, but was quick to establish position, angling up to third on the outside by the :22.31 first quarter mark. Halosnheaven challenged for the lead while three across at the :44.95 half-mile, swapped leads, got her neck in front at the sizzling :57.66 five-eighths, and pulled clear down the lane under Joe Bravo for a three-quarter length win. Debuting Colette's Joy (Connect) chased her home in second. After two sharp runner-up efforts last summer at Del Mar–first to eventual GSP Satin Doll (Congrats) and then to eventual GISW And Tell Me Nolies (Arrogate)–Halosnheaven returned to the official worktab May 3. Her last three works, including a five-furlong move in :59 (1/29) at Santa Anita, have all been bullets. The winner is a half to Ten Blessings (Smart Strike), GISP, $162,610; and their dam is a dual champion, Breeders' Cup winner, and five-time Grade I winner. Indian Blessing's most recent foals include Dagger Ranch, a 2-year-old full-brother to Halosnheaven, and an Apr. 4 colt by Charlatan.  Lifetime Record: 3-1-2-0, $68,600. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

O-Patti Earnhardt and Hal J Earnhardt III; B-Hal J. Earnhardt (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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