Jaxon Traveler (c, 2, Munnings–Listen Boy, After Market) shot out to the front and left them all in the dust, romping to a ‘TDN Rising Star’ performance on debut at Pimlico Friday.
The even-money favorite, a $140,000 purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner after breezing in :10 flat at the postponed OBS April Sale, was working bullets at Steve Asmussen’s Belmont base, including a five-furlong move from the gate in :59 3/5 (1/18) Sept. 13.
The dark bay raced under pressure early, but appeared to be doing it rather easily through an opening quarter in :23.78. He began to let it out a notch approaching the quarter pole and was hand-ridden down the lane to an eye-catching 10-length victory. Lugamo (Chitu) was second.
The winner’s stakes-placed dam, also represented by a Street Boss filly of 2019, was bred to Cross Traffic for 2021. The half-sister to SW Monzon (Thunder Gulch) was purchased by Three Pines Farm for $26,000 in foal to Street Boss at the 2015 KEENOV Sale.
8th-Pimlico, $54,440, Msw, 9-25, 2yo, 6f, 1:10.41, ft.
JAXON TRAVELER, c, 2, Munnings
1st Dam: Listen Boy (SP), by After Market
2nd Dam: Shadow of Mine, by Belong to Me
3rd Dam: Gold Shadow, by Mr. Prospector
Sales history: $80,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $140,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $29,640. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O-West Point Thoroughbreds & Marvin Delfiner; B-A. Leonard Pineau (MD); T-Steven M. Asmussen.