Damon's Mound (Girvin) made his 4-1 odds look like quite a gift in this unveiling, rolling home to a daylight victory and 'TDN Rising Star' honors Saturday at Churchill Downs. Off to a slow start, the Florida-bred advanced to be a three-wide fifth, keeping tabs on the front runners through a :21.85 opening quarter. Drawing even approaching the turn, the bay took command as the half went in :45.49 and bounded clear with ease to graduate by 12 1/2 lengths. Easy Big Boy (Cloud Computing) was the best of the rest in second.
Damon's Mound is the fourth winner for his freshman sire (by Tale of Ekati). He is the first foal out MSP San Antonio Stroll, who produced a Girvin filly in 2021 and a colt by that stallion in 2022.
3rd-Churchill Downs, $88,005, Msw, 7-2, 2yo, 6f, 1:09.84, ft,
12 1/2 lengths.
DAMON'S MOUND, c, 2, Girvin
1st Dam: San Antonio Stroll (MSP), by Stroll
2nd Dam: Twenty Three Red, by The Prime Minister
3rd Dam: Ruhletta, by Ruhimann
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $35,560. O-Love, Michele and Cliff; B-Cliff Love (FL); T-Michelle Lovell. Click for the Equibase.com chart, the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.