5th-SA, $51,725, Msw, 10-9, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 1:17.45, ft.
TALENT SCOUT (c, 2, New Year's Day–George's Gal, by During) signaled his readiness for this career debut with a bullet five-furlong gate drill in :1:00 1/5 here Oct. 2 and pulled off a mild 8-1 upset Monday. The bay disputed the pace through a quarter-mile in :22.22, gradually shook free from his rivals turning for home and found more in the stretch to hold off a late bid from Cool Bobby (Shanghai Bobby) by a neck. The winner is his dam's first foal. A half-sister to GSW Bashart, George's Gal produced a filly by Power Broker in 2016 and a colt by New Year's Day this spring before visiting Flashback. Sales History: $50,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $30,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O/B-Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc. (KY); T-Bob Baffert.