By Alan Carasso
Electric Ride (f, 2, Daredevil–Why Oh You, by Yes It's True) stormed home through the final furlong to earn 'TDN Rising Star' honors on her Del Mar unveiling Saturday afternoon.
Sent off at odds of 23-5 beneath an in-form Joe Bravo, the Indiana-bred bay broke alertly and took up a pace-pressing position from second through an opening quarter-mile that was timed in :22.19. Appearing to have front-running Gritty Girl (Street Boss) when she wanted, Electric Ride poked her head in front at the five-sixteenths pole, was shoved on entering the stretch and widened at will before being taken in hand for the closing stages. The winning margin was 8 1/2 lengths over 7-5 favorite Valentina Ghada (Practical Joke). Captaire (Uncle Mo), the half-sister to Horse of the Year California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit), never landed a blow in finishing 20 lengths behind Electric Ride in fourth.
Electric Ride was the third most expensive of her sire's 28 yearlings reported as sold in 2020 after hammering for $130,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale. Consigned to this year's OBS April Sale, she worked a furlong in a smooth :9 4/5 and was knocked down to owner Michael Talla for $250,000, the priciest of 19 of Daredevil's current juveniles to sell this year. Electric Ride is a maiden 'Rising Star' for her Lane's End-based sire.
1st-Del Mar, $70,500, Msw, 8-28, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.84, ft, 8 1/2 lengths.
ELECTRIC RIDE, f, 2, by Daredevil
1st Dam: Why Oh You, by Yes It's True
2nd Dam: Dinner With D C, by Dixie Union
3rd Dam: Casual Feat, by Cozzene
Sales history: $130,000 Ylg '20 FTKOCT; $250,000 2yo '21 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $42,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG. Click for the free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O-Talla Racing LLC; B-St Simon Place (IN); T-John W Sadler.