And Tell Me Nolies Gives Arrogate 2yo SoCal Stakes Sweep

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In a replay of four weekends ago at Del Mar, juveniles by Arrogate swept the major 2-year-old stakes Saturday in Southern California. About an hour before Cave Rock doubled up on Grade I events in the American Pharoah S., And Tell Me Nolies posted a mild upset in the GII Chandelier S. at Santa Anita, a “Win and You're In” race for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 4 at Keeneland. Uncontrollable (Upstart) rallied late for second at 24-1, while Justique (Justify), the 6-5 favorite making her first appearance since a buzzed-about, 'TDN Rising Star'-garnering debut at Del Mar July 31, could only mount a mild bid and settled for a distant third.

“It's very exciting to have a filly that wants to run long like this so hopefully we get to the Breeders' Cup and I'm just thrilled with the way she ran today,” said winning trainer Peter Miller, who trains And Tell Me Nolies for Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd. out of San Luis Rey Downs.

Fresh off her head score in the seven-furlong GI Del Mar Debutante S. Sept 10, which followed a narrow neck maiden win at second asking Aug. 14 going 6 1/2 furlongs over the same track, And Tell Me Nolies was trying two turns for the first time in the Chandelier. The bay stumbled at the start, but was soon positioned in the clear while third from last behind a :22:85 first quarter. After a half in :46.71, she inched up, extended her stride, and looming threateningly in third on the turn. She entered the lane wide and took several extra strides to change to her proper lead, but the filly was clearly in her element as she comfortably held off a fast-closing Uncontrollable.

“She stumbled very badly at the break,” said winning rider Ramon Vazquez, who has been aboard the filly for all four of her career starts. “She did the same thing in the Debutante. We settled in, she knows not to move too early. She got a little tired late, but she knows what to do. She is getting better and better after every race. She can handle the distance. I think she is going to be a superstar later.”

It was the second win on the Santa Anita card Saturday for the trio of Vasquez, Miller, and Redekop with an offspring of Arrogate as they also took the second race, an optional allowance, with Apprehend. Redekop had purchased And Tell Me Nolies through agent Bryan Anderson for $230,000 as a 2-year-old at this April's OBS sale after she worked in :10 flat. D.J. Stable, who had purchased her for $70,000 at last year's Keeneland September sale, pinhooked her to OBS. D.J. Stable has their own “Win and You're In” contender for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, having captured Friday's GI Darley Alcibiades S. with Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief).

Pedigree Notes:

The late Arrogate is the sire of three Grade I winners from his two crops to race, as well as another three black-type winners. The Juddmonte stallion died at age seven in 2020 and has a final crop of yearlings still waiting in the wings. Interestingly, both And Tell Me Nolies and Cave Rock are by Danzig-line broodmare sires, while Secret Oath, Arrogate's GI Kentucky Oaks winner, is from a Fappiano-line broodmare sire. Exchange Rate, the Chandelier winner's damsire, has 25 stakes winners out of his daughters, including this year's GI New York S. winner Bleecker Street (Quality Road).

Be Fair, a half to 2009 GI Stephen Foster S. winner Macho Again (Macho Uno), has a yearling colt by Gun Runner and was bred to Mo Town for next term. Lara Run bred And Tell Me Nolies in Kentucky after purchasing her dam for $50,000 in 2018 at Keeneland November, then resold the mare at the 2021 OBS Winter Mixed Sale for $35,000 to Jim H. Ballinger. Ballinger sold that Gun Runner colt as a weanling last year at Keeneland November for $150,000 to McMahon & Hill Bloodstock.

Saturday, Santa Anita
CHANDELIER S.-GII, $201,000, Santa Anita, 10-8, 2yo, f,
1 1/16m, 1:46.15, ft.
1–AND TELL ME NOLIES, 122, f, 2, by Arrogate
     1st Dam: Be Fair (GSW & GISP, $313,517), by Exchange Rate
     2nd Dam: Go Donna Go, by Wild Again
     3rd Dam: Proud Nova, by Proud Birdie
($70,000 Ylg '21 KEEJAN; $230,000 2yo '22 OBSAPR). O-Peter
Redekop B. C., Ltd.; B-Lara Run, LLC (KY); T-Peter Miller;
J-Ramon A. Vazquez. $120,000. Lifetime Record: GISW,
4-3-0-0, $352,800. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus. Click
for eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Uncontrollable, 122, f, 2, Upstart–Behavioral, by Include.
1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. ($20,000 Ylg '21 FTKOCT; $130,000
2yo '22 OBSAPR). O-Repole Stable; B-Fountian of Youth
Breeding, LLC (CA); T-Michael W. McCarthy. $40,000.
3–Justique, 122, f, 2, Justify–Grazie Mille, by Bernardini.
($725,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP). O-C R K Stable LLC; B-John D.
Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock (KY); T-John A. Shirreffs.
Margins: 3/4, 4 3/4, HF. Odds: 8.40, 24.20, 1.20.
Also Ran: Ice Dancing, Home Cooking, Naughty Lottie, Huntingcoco. Click for the chart, the PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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