Klaravich Homebred 'Surges' To Valley View Victory

Surge Capacity | Coady


Favored on the morning line at 3-1 for Friday's GIII Bank of America Valley View S. at Keeneland, Klaravich Stable's Surge Capacity (Flintshire {GB}) launched a furious final-furlong flourish and was along in the dying strides to–somewhat remarkably–give trainer Chad Brown a first victory in the event at an overlaid 5-1.

The homebred was off alertly from gate nine and was able to cross down to ride the rails into the first turn as Yesternight (Midnight Storm) was hard sent from the 11 hole to make the running. Appearing to overrace while traveling on the back of the speed through the middle furlongs, Surge Capacity continued to sit a good trip, but took an awkward stride as the field approached the stretch. Shuffled back a few spots as a result, the well-related filly commenced her rally in earnest at the eighth pole, was switched to the inside of GIII Music City S. winner Secret Money (Good Samaritan) shortly after and charged home along the fence to just touch off Heavenly Sunday (Candy Ride {Arg}), who raced prominently throughout. Bling (American Pharoah) was third. The victory provided a timely and valuable pedigree update for her dam, who just Thursday was supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton November Sale Nov. 7.

A debut winner over the Monmouth turf course June 10, Surge Capacity offered similarly juicy odds off 11-2 when proving 3/4 of a length too strong for her better-fancied and commonly owned stablemate Tax Implications (GB) (Mehmas {Ire}) in the GIII Lake George S. over yielding Saratoga turf July 21. No better than the third choice to Tax Implications in the GII Lake Placid S. Aug. 19, Surge Capacity was beaten to the punch by the Brown-trained Aspray (Quality Road) and was forced to settle for second.

Pedigree Notes:

Surge Capacity's dam was acquired by Klaravich for $200,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale and, campaigned in partnership with William H. Lawrence, she won the 2015 Jammed Lovely S. The mare's first foal, Dew Springs (Temple City), was bred in partnership, but future GSW Highly Motivated (Into Mischief), Surge Capacity and 'TDN Rising Star' and troubled GI Spinaway S. runner-up Ways and Means (Practical Joke) all raced or race as Klaravich homebreds.

A half-sister to MSP Hall Pass (Freedom Child) and to the dam of 2022 GII Penn Mile S. upsetter Wow Whata Summer (Summer Front), Strong Incentive was blank the past two years and is currently in foal to Good Magic.


Friday, Keeneland
BANK OF AMERICA VALLEY VIEW S.-GIII, $299,375, Keeneland, 10-27, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:35.80, fm.
1–SURGE CAPACITY, 118, f, 3, by Flintshire (GB)
         1st Dam: Strong Incentive (SW, $123,568), by Warrior's Reward
         2nd Dam: G G's Dolly, by Comic Strip
         3rd Dam: Parfait, by Kingmambo
O/B-Klaravich Stables (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Joel Rosario. $169,725. Lifetime Record: 4-3-1-0, $338,975. *1/2 to Highly Motivated (Into Mischief), GSW, $667,375; and Ways and Means (Practical Joke), 'TDN Rising Star', GISP, $117,750. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree or free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Heavenly Sunday, 120, f, 3, Candy Ride (Arg)–Alien Giant, by Giant's Causeway. ($170,000 RNA Ylg '21 KEESEP). O-Miacomet Farm (William Harrigan); B-Randal Family Trust (KY); T-Brad H. Cox. $54,750.
3–Bling, 118, f, 3, American Pharoah–Blonde Bomber, by Fort Larned. ($160,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP). O-G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.; B-Clarkland Farm LLC (KY); T-Victoria H. Oliver. $27,375.
Margins: 3/4, HF, NK. Odds: 5.08, 6.47, 5.36.
Also Ran: Sacred Wish, Safeen, Eternal Silence, Pride of the Nile, Speirling Beag (Ire), Secret Money, Flashy Gem, Abundancia, Yesternight. Scratched: Bolivie (Ire), Erna, Junipermarshmallow, Sweetlou'sgotaces.
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