Third on debut going a mile at Ellis Aug. 14, Kitten’s Cat graduated next out going that distance at Kentucky Downs Sept. 15 and was third next out behind “TDN Rising Star” and subsequent GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Oscar Performance (Kitten’s Joy) in the GIII Pilgrim S. over a yielding course at Belmont Oct. 1. Settling in fifth between rivals early, the bay was swung out five wide turning for home and charged clear in the final furlong to score. The winner is the first foal out of Brushwork, a Darley-bred daughter of MGISW Manistique (Unbridled), who the Ramseys purchased for just $9,500 at the Fasig-Tipton February sale. She has since produced a pair of filly’s by Kitten’s Joy and was bred back to that sire this spring.
JUVENILE TURF SPRINT S., $101,725, SA, 11-5, 2yo, 6 1/2fT, 1:12.23, fm.
1–#KITTEN’S CAT, 122, c, 2, by Kitten’s Joy
1st Dam: Brushwork, by Discreet Cat
2nd Dam: Manistique, by Unbridled
3rd Dam: Astaire Step, by Nureyev
O/B-Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T-Joe Sharp; J-Luis Saez.
$60,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-2, $161,800.2–Con Te Partiro, 120, f, 2, Scat Daddy–Temple Street, by
Street Cry (Ire). ($130,000 Ylg ’15 KEESEP). O-Hat Creek Racing;
B-K.C. Garrett Farm LLC (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward. $20,000.3–Awsum Roar, 117, f, 2, In Summation–City Roar, by Carson
City. O-Waterford Stable; B-Thomas Moore (NY); T-Wesley A.
Margins: 1HF, 1, HF. Odds: 5.00, 4.60, 8.10.
Also Ran: Sword Fighter, Red Lodge, Crosscheck Carlos, Partyinthepaddock, Harbour Master (GB), Derby Music, Carrie. Scratched: Bitte, Hootie, Oopper Wallah.