Distorted Humor's Distractedprincess Stays Unbeaten with Second Daylight Score

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Distorted Humor | Louise Reinagel

8th-Santa Anita, $73,140, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($50,000), 1-23, 4yo/up, f/m, 1m, 1:39.09, ft, 6 1/2 lengths.
DISTRACTEDPRINCESS (f, 4, Distorted Humor–Celtic Princess {Brz} {Ch. 2-year-old Filly-Brz, Horse Of The Year-Brz, Ch. 3-year-old Filly-Brz, MG1SW-Brz, GSW & GISP-USA, $330,624}, by Public Purse) parlayed an uber-impressive 13-length debut seven-furlong romp Dec. 31 into a second career win on the slight stretch out to a mile Sunday at Santa Anita. She broke on top, dueled briefly with Eyes Open (Street Sense), but had a half-length advantage and was moving easily with her ears flicking back and forth by the time she passed the first quarter mark in :24.11. John Velazquez sat quietly through the next quarter with Eyes Open still just off her flank as the half-mile registered in :48.65. Distractedprincess began accelerating off the turn as Velazquez shook the reins, threw a few crosses, and waved the whip at her, but it was little more than a hand ride as she cruised down the lane to the easiest of 6 1/2-length victories while drifting out as the prohibitive 3-10 favorite. SW Fi Fi Pharoah (American Pharoah), who was coming off a fourth in the Jan. 1 GIII La Canada S., was the runner-up. The winner's only previous start, that monster sprint score on New Year's Eve, resulted in an 86 Beyer Speed Figure. Her champion dam was purchased by Neary Racing while in foal to Maclean's Music at the 2018 Keeneland November sale. She delivered a filly the next spring–now named Gungagungagalunga and unraced–but has not had another foal since. Celtic Princess was bred to Global Campaign for this spring. Sales History: $105,000 Wlg '18 KEENOV; $385,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $81,600.
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O-Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, & Paul Weitman; B-Coudelaria Jessica Inc. (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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