Building on a debut second to Just Distorted (Distorted Humor) for which she earned a lofty 89 Beyer, Gainesway Stable and LNJ Foxwoods' 2-5 favorite Sea Dreamer (Into Mischief) was never out of a high gallop in graduating by 9 1/2 lengths Saturday afternoon at Del Mar to become another 'TDN Rising Star' for her incomparable sire.
Smartly into stride from the two hole, the $250,000 Keeneland November weanling turned $285,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga buyback skipped along comfortably with some mild pressure to her outside through an opening quarter in a solid :22.50. Socially Smart (Uncle Mo), a 15-1 shot, took a run at the chalk three wide nearing the stretch, but Sea Dreamer swatted away that challenge just as quickly, widened to lead clear into the final furlong and was geared down by Flavien Prat to report home as tons the best.
Sea Dreamer becomes the 24th of her sire's offspring to be accorded 'Rising Star' status and is a half-sister to the 2-year-old filly Sahara Queen (American Pharoah), a $110,000 KEESEP purchase by Kim Lloyd's Sweetwater Trading Co. on behalf of Gary Hartunian's Rockingham Ranch. After failing to produce a foal the last two years, More Than a Cruise was most recently covered by Into Mischief's half-brother Mendelssohn. LNJ Foxwoods campaigned Into Mischief's two-time Eclipse Award winner Covfefe.
3rd-Del Mar, $70,500, Msw, 7-24, 3yo/up, f/m, 6 1/2f, 1:17.14, ft, 9 1/2 lengths.
SEA DREAMER, f, 3, by Into Mischief
1st Dam: More Than a Cruise (SW, $260,854), by More Than Ready)
2nd Dam: River Cruise, by Not For Love
3rd Dam: Wide River, by Broad Brush
Sales history: $250,000 Wlg '18 KEENOV; $285,000 RNA Ylg '19 FTSAUG. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $54,200. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG. Click for the free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O-Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck) & LNJ Foxwoods; B-Forging Oaks LLC (KY); T-Simon Callaghan.