Leofric's Canigetaloan Becomes Sire's First Stakes Winner in Aspirant

Canigetaloan | Sarah Andrew

Canigetaloan (Leofric) had to lay it all down, but gamely managed to fight off a familiar foe in a wild finish to break his maiden, score his first black-type victory in the Aspirant S., and tally the first stakes winner for his freshman sire (by Candy Ride {Arg}) all at once.

Debuting in the same Aug. 11 state-bred maiden at Saratoga as Trust Fund (Practical Joke), who would go on to win by 2 1/4 lengths, Canigetaloan came out on the better end of the photo for second and would have to face that foe again here. In hand early as he coasted along from fourth, he took to the rail through the turn and was cut loose to gain a slim advantage by the sixteenth pole. Canigetaloan turned the table on Trust Fund on the wire while Tall Paul (Frosted) would lose second to the latter in a blanket finish.

Canigetaloan is the most recent winner to the races for his dam, who also produced the winning Avid Sucinori (Ironicus) as her first offspring. The winner has a uearling full-sister as well as a 2023 half-brother by Unified. Click for the Equibase.com chart.


ASPIRANT S., $99,388, Finger Lakes, 9-25, (S), 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:05.00, gd.
1–CANIGETALOAN, 121, c, 2, by Leofric
          1st Dam: Diva's Delight, by Tiz Wonderful
          2nd Dam: Phi Beta Diva, by Mr. Greeley
          3rd Dam: Dignified Diva, by Meadowlake
($40,000 Ylg '22 SARAUG). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Legion Racing, Peter Dorsman Racing, LLC, Spa City Stables and Christopher T. Dunn; B-Shaun Bridgmohan (NY); T-Jeremiah C. Englehart; J-Kendrick Carmouche. $59,633. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $77,233.
2–Trust Fund, 121, c, 2, Practical Joke–Mo Savings, by Uncle Mo. ($150,000 Ylg '22 SARAUG). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Repole Stable; B-Windylea Farm-New York, LLC (NY); T-Todd A. Pletcher. $19,878.
3–Tall Paul, 121, c, 2, Frosted–Ananda, by Scat Daddy. ($19,000 RNA Ylg '22 FTKFEB; $50,000 Ylg '22 KEESEP; $475,000 2yo '23 OBSMAR). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman; B-Jeff Treadway (NY); T-Bob Baffert. $9,939.
Margins: HD, HD, 1. Odds: 3.30, 2.30, 1.00.
Also Ran: Antonio of Venice, Cable Ready, Go Grad.

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