Freshman Sire Unified Gets First Win at Churchill


Behave Virginia gives Unified his first winner as a sire | Coady

Lucky Seven Stable's Behave Virginia (Unified) launched her career in style, rolling home an impressive 5 1/2-furlong winner at Churchill Downs Friday to become the first winner for freshman sire Unified (Candy Ride {Arg}). Narrowly in front into the far turn, she was briefly headed by 6-5 favorite Trade Secret (Goldencents), but wrested the lead back from that rival turning for home. In command from there, the 7-1 chance drew clear through the stretch, crossing the wire 5 1/2 lengths ahead of Trade Secret while under a hand ride.

Her 'TDN Rising Star' sire was winner of the 2016 GIII Bay Shore S. and GII Peter Pan S. and the following year's GIII Gulfstream Park Sprint S. before a narrow second in the GI Carter H. The Lane's End inmate's first juveniles have been well received this spring, with a pair of colts at OBS March selling for $530,000 and $400,000, respectively. Behave Virginia's dam, She's Behaving, produced a colt by Tamarkuz last season.

3rd-Churchill Downs, $98,116, Msw, 5-28, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:04.15, wf, 5 3/4 lengths.
BEHAVE VIRGINIA (f, 2, Unified–She's Behaving, by Mineshaft)
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $57,488. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Lucky Seven Stable (Mackin); B-Khalid Mishref Alkahtani (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek. *$30,000 Wlg '19 KEENOV; $115,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP.

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