Kitten's Joy Filly Catapults to Rising Stardom

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Kitten's JoySarah Andrew

Marc Detampel's New Year's Eve (Kitten's Joy) was overlooked at 11-1 in this career bow, but that won't happen in her next start after a good-looking graduation at Fair Grounds Friday. Squeezed out by her neighbors at the start, the chestnut raced near the back of the pack through opening splits of :24.41 and :50.24. Swung out to the center of the course in the stretch, New Year's Eve unleashed a furious late rally, sling-shotting past her competition to win going away by 1 1/2 lengths. Missoni (Flintshire {GB}) filled the place spot.

Awesome Rafaela also has a yearling colt named Will Take Cash (Will Take Charge). She visited Volatile earlier this year. The winner's second dam is Brazilian Group 1 winner Linda Rafaela (Brz) (Bin Ajwaad {Ire}), who also produced G1 Brazilian Oaks winner Viva Rafaela (Brz) (Know Heights {Ire}).

8th-Fair Grounds, $40,000, Msw, 12-10, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:41.68, fm, 1 1/2 lengths.
NEW YEAR'S EVE, f, 2, by Kitten's Joy
1st Dam: Awesome Rafaela {Brz}, by Elusive Quality
2nd Dam: Linda Rafaela (Brz), by Bin Ajwaad (Ire)
3rd Dam: Poli Arumba, by Executioner
Sales history: $110,000 RNA Ylg '20 KEESEP; $105,000 Ylg '20 FTKOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart, the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Marc Detampel; B-Stud TNT LLC (KY); T-Brendan P. Walsh.

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