Nyquist's Crimson Advocate Takes Royal Palm Juvenile Fillies S.

Crimson Advocate | Ryan Thompson

Trainer George Weaver booked a traveling companion for his earlier Royal Palm Juvenile winner No Nay Mets as Crimson Advocate went gate-to-wire in the filly's division, stamping her own ticket to next month's Royal Ascot meet. One of the few fillies in the field with prior experience–a third sprinting 4 1/2 furlongs at Keeneland Apr. 26–Crimson Advocate got the best break of the field and never gave the others a chance, opening up a length in the first furlong and never letting anyone get a step closer. Wesley Ward's Ocean Mermaid was the only rival to give chase but was always second best as Crimson Advocate cruised home alone to win by daylight. The final time for the five-furlong sprint was :56.25, over a second faster than the colt's division earlier in the day. With the win, she earned an automatic start into one of the six 2-year-old races at this year's Royal Ascot meet happening from Jun. 20-24 and her connections also earned a $25,000 travel stipend.

“We really liked her going into the race up there,” said winning trainer George Weaver. “I expected her to be on the lead or close to it, but she was green. We put some blinkers on her today and she broke sharp and looked good the whole way.”

Out of a half-sister to the dam of champion 2-year-old filly Caledonia Road (Quality Road) and MGSW Officiating (Blame), Crimson Advocate also calls both GISW Hymn Book (Arch) and GISW Data Link (War Front) as members of her family. Her only younger sibling is a newborn colt by Leinster. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

ROYAL PALM JUVENILE FILLIES S., $100,000, Gulfstream, 5-13,
2yo, f, 5fT, :56.25, fm.
1–CRIMSON ADVOCATE, 118, f, 2, by Nyquist
                1st Dam: Citizen Advocate (MSW & GSP, $327,450), by
                                Proud Citizen
                2nd Dam: Twilight Service, by Horse Chestnut (Saf)
                3rd Dam: Sunset Service, by Deputy Minister
($100,000 Ylg '22 OBSOCT). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-R. A. Hill Stable, Swinbank Stables, Black Type Thoroughbreds, RAP Racing, Chris Mara, BlackRidge Stables LLC and Amy E. Dunne; B-Whitehall Lane Farm (KY); T-George Weaver; J-Edwin Gonzalez. $58,280. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $65,580.
2–Ocean Mermaid (GB), 118, f, 2, Kingman (GB)–Sparkling Surf
(GB), by Frankel (GB). (210,000gns Ylg '22 TATOCT). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-P. Winkworth (GB); T-Wesley A. Ward. $18,800.
3–The Myth, 118, f, 2, The Factor–Honey Trap, by Medaglia d'Oro. ($210,000 Ylg '22 OBSOCT). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Gary Barber, and D. J. Stable LLC; B-Hickstead Farm (FL); T-Mark E. Casse. $9,400.
Margins: 3HF, 5 3/4, HF. Odds: 3.70, 0.80, 13.30.
Also Ran: My Sweetheart Dani-(DH), Turf Rocket-(DH), Kiss, Bucchera, She Has Class, Scootaloo, Fumblerooski, Girvin Star.
Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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