Honor Code Gets Fourth Winner at Churchill

5th at CD , $94kMsw (1 1/16m)Winner: Bama Breeze, g, 2 by Honor Code

Bama Breeze | Coady

5th-Churchill Downs, $94,697, Msw, 9-14, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:44.72, fm.
BAMA BREEZE (g, 2, Honor Code–Stella Blue {Fr} {GSW-Fr, SP-US, $138,270}, by Anabaa) rallied from the second half of the field to cause a $48 upset and become the fourth winner overall for his freshman sire (by A.P. Indy) and first on turf and over a distance of ground. Drawn gate one for Corey Lanerie, Bama Breeze settled about third-last early on and was one spot behind centerfield entering the final half-mile. Waited with in behind the leading group approaching the stretch, the dark bay was looking for a spot to run at the eighth pole and responded three off the inside with a sixteenth to travel before kicking on nicely to take it by 1 1/4 lengths from Cardiac Kid (American Pharoah). Bama Breeze’s dam, winner of the G3 Prix Miesque in France and stakes-placed in this country for Fred Seitz and Ted Folkerth, had already produced MSW & GSP Sirius Prospect (Gone West, $428,380), when she was knocked down to Hunter Valley Farm for $80,000 carrying this foal in utero at Keeneland January in 2017. Stella Blue is the dam of a yearling filly by Noble Mission (GB). Sales history: $150,000 RNA Wlg ’17 KEENOV; $80,000 RNA Ylg ’18 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $54,412. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Miacomet Farm; B-Fred W Hertrich (KY); T-Ben Colebrook.

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