Midshipman Firster Gives Ward Another at Keeneland


Averly Jane | Coady

1st-Keeneland, $59,286, Msw, 4-15, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :51.84, gd, 8 3/4 lengths.
AVERLY JANE (f, 2, Midshipman–Sh Sh Shakin', by Richter Scale) gave her trainer a third juvenile winner in as many days at Keeneland, rolling home to score as much the best in the Thursday opener. Sent along to vie for the lead from between rivals, the half-sister to Chattel (Giant Oak), SW, $111,540, ultimately settled outside of pacesetting Royal County through an opening quarter in a quick :21.68. She wrested command from that one in upper stretch, pinched an imposing break and was taken in hand for the final 80 yards, winning by 8 3/4 lengths as the 3-2 chalk. Chi Town Lady (Verrazano) and Nakatomi (Firing Line) won the baby maidens Sunday and Wednesday, respectively. Averly Jane's third dam includes English SW & MGSP Elrafa Ah (Storm Cat), the dam of champion and G1 Dewhurst S. winner Mujahid (Danzig). Sh Sh Shakin is the dam of a yearling colt by Brody's Cause. Sales history: $35,000 Ylg '20 FTKOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Hat Creek Racing; B-University of Kentucky (KY); T-Wesley A Ward.

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