Kodiac Filly a Debut Winner at Gulfstream

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Campanelle | Lauren KIng

2nd-Gulfstream, $42,000, Msw, 5-31, 2yo, 5fT, :55.66, fm.
CAMPANELLE (IRE) (f, 2, Kodiac {GB}–Janina {GB} {SW-Eng}, by Namid {GB}), a 190,000gns TATOCT yearling, was sent off the 2-1 second choice in this unveiling. The bay filly broke alertly and grabbed the early lead. Pressed by stablemate and 8-5 favorite Royal Approval (Tiznow) through an opening quarter in :22.24, she scampered clear into the stretch and came home a 3 1/2-length winner. Royal Approval came home second, 9 1/2 lengths in front of longshot C.P.A Genius (Anthony’s Cross).

“Both horses early on were meant for Royal Ascot, then all this [coronavirus pandemic] came about,” said trainer Wesley Ward. “For the most part, we’d have had a turf race or two at Belmont early on. This is the first turf race in the United States this year. To run 1-2 was a big go. The other filly who was second is also very talented. She’s a bigger filly. We’ll sit down with the owners of both fillies to see what they want to do moving forward. Both of these fillies, I kept them both in Florida, because they’re much better on turf than dirt.”

Tally Ho Stud purchased Janina, in foal to Exceed and Excel (Aus), for 39,000gns at the 2016 Tattersalls July sale. She is a daughter of group winner Lady Dominatrix (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}). Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,000.
O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Tally Ho Stud (IRE); T-Wesley A. Ward.

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