Munnings 'Rising Star' Gets the Bob in Catch a Glimpse


Alda | Michael Burns Photo

'TDN Rising Star' Alda got up in the shadow of the wire to take Sunday's Catch a Glimpse S. narrowly over a fellow granddaughter of Speightstown in Dreaming of Drew (Speightster). A fast-finishing third against the boys going five grassy furlongs at Belmont June 12, the chestnut broke through convincingly over an extra eighth of a mile there July 9.

Drifting up to 5-2 at the off after vying for favoritism early with big-figure second-out graduate Dreaming of Drew, the Wertheimer homebred dropped out the back early and a snug Steven Bahen hold. She scraped paint while advancing into the stretch, and drafted behind Dreaming of Drew at the head of the lane as that one tried desperately to get off the inside and reel in pacesetter Illegal Smile (Ire) (Camacho {GB}). Alda veered out wide as Dreaming of Drew struck the front, and she kept coming to get in a photo that to the naked eye seemed like it may have gone the other way.

“I had talked to [trainer Graham Motion] this morning and I watched her races yesterday,” said Bahen. “She's got a real big kick and we discussed that we should just be off the pack, three or four off would be nice. I ended up being a little further back than I wanted to, and she gave me that run she has.”

The winner's dam is a full to two-turn MGSW Exhi. She produced an Into Mischief colt in 2019 and Tapit colt this season. Further down the page are a number of Canadian champions from the 1970s.

CATCH A GLIMPSE S., C$105,200, Woodbine, 8-23, 2yo, f,
6 1/2fT, 1:14.00, fm.
1–ALDA, 120, f, 2, by Munnings
                1st Dam: Soldata, by Maria's Mon
                2nd Dam: Soldera, by Polish Numbers
                3rd Dam: La Pepite, by Mr. Prospector
'TDN Rising Star' 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O/B-Wertheimer et
Frere (KY); T-H. Graham Motion; J-Steven Ronald Bahen.
C$60,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $88,413. *1/2 t
Alignement (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), GSW-Fr, SP-Qa, $408,561.
2–Dreaming of Drew, 120, f, 2, Speightster–Dreaming of Liz, by
El Prado Ire). ($95,000 RNA Ylg '19 FTKJUL). O-Hoolie Racing
Stable, LLC; B-WinStar Farm, LLC (ON); T-Barbara J. Minshall.
3–Illegal Smile (Ire), 118, f, 2, Camacho (GB)–Fine If (Ire), by
Iffraaj (GB). (€35,000 Ylg '19 GOFOR). O-Hat Creek Racing;
B-W. Maxwell Ervine (IRE); T-Wesley A. Ward. C$11,000.
Margins: NO, 1 1/4, 7. Odds: 2.65, 0.90, 6.55.
Also Ran: Emmeline, Road to Romance, Purrsuade Me. Scratched: Ostracize.
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