Munnings's Shoot It True Strong on Keeneland 'Rising Star' Debut

Shoot It True | Coady

Shoot It True (Munnings) had running on her mind as she flew out of the gate and flew home to a 'TDN Rising Star' debut at Keeneland in the track's first juvenile race of the season.

Jumping outwardly but overwhelming the field right from the bell, Shoot It True rocketed out of the chute and onto the main with a four-length advantage under a hand ride. Putting up fractions of :21.89 and :45.16 with ease, the heavy 2-5 favorite was cruising as her rivals started coming under rides in an effort to catch the lone filly. Widening her advantage as they swung into the lane, Tyler Gaffalione was under no pressure as the pair came in 7 1/2 lengths best over Strummin (Flameaway), who muscled his way to running room and claimed the runner-up spot.

A $340,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling, Shoot It True is the second winner for her dam from three to make the races. To The Moon Alice, a placed half-sister to GII Mother Goose S. winner Unchained Melody (Smart Strike) and the dam of MSP J C's a Legend (Lea), has also produced a yearling colt by Street Sense. She was bred to Speightstown for 2024.


2nd-Keeneland, $64,361, Msw, 4-5, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :52.04, ft, 7 1/2 lengths.
SHOOT IT TRUE, f, 2, by Munnings
   1st Dam: To the Moon Alice, by Malibu Moon
   2nd Dam: Love Match, by Partner's Hero
   3rd Dam: For Love Alone, by L'Enjoleur
Sales history: $340,000 Ylg '23 SARAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $31,806. O-Ice Wine Stable and Smart Choice Stable; B-Old Tavern Farm LLC (NY); T-Wesley A. Ward. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV or the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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