Curlin Filly All The 'Rage' On Saratoga Debut


Raging Sea | Sarah Andrew

5th-Saratoga, $105,000, Msw, 8-7, 2yo, f, 7f, 1:25.36, ft, neck.
RAGING SEA (f, 2, Curlin–Stormy Welcome, by Storm Cat), allowed to drift from a 5-1 morning line to jump at a dime short of 7-1, locked horns with favored Peace Cruiser (Violence) entering the final furlong of a seven-furlong maiden and fought on to prevail by a neck at first asking Sunday afternoon. The field was away in good order and the well-bred chestnut raced between rivals in the second flight of horses as Tribal Queen (Bolt d'Oro) cut out the fractions in advance of Bisset (Quality Road) over a main track that continued to yield dull times Sunday. Slipstreaming the latter as they approached the stretch, Raging Sea split rivals and set her sights on Peace Cruiser, who was consigned to a three-wide run on the bend, but looked to be going well at the eighth pole. The chalk boxed on strongly and held the advantage deep into the final 100 yards, but Flavien Prat kept busy aboard Raging Sea and drove through underneath to take it by a neck. The winner is a half-sister to Welcoming (Tapit), MSP, $179,812, and a yearling filly by Twirling Candy. Raging Sea shares her second dam–Grade III winner Welcome Surprise (Seeking the Gold)–with GIII Lecomte S. hero Guest Suite (Quality Road), while third dam Weekend Surprise (Secretariat) needs no introduction, having produced the likes of A.P. Indy, Summer Squall and Honor Grades, et al. Stormy Welcome was most recently bred to City of Light. Sales history: $300,000 RNA Ylg '21 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $57,750. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O/B-Alpha Delta Stables LLC (KY); T-Chad C Brown.


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