TDN Kentucky Oaks Contenders

Sun Path

2) SUN PATH (Munnings–Touch the Star, by Tapit)
'TDN Rising Star' O/B-Juddmonte Farms Inc. (KY). T-Brad Cox. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0, $91,892.
Last Start: 1st Alw, Dec. 18, FG
Next Start: Silverbulletday S., FG, Jan. 16
Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 0

Could be the best among the “new faces” that did not run in the Breeders' Cup. After finishing second in her debut, the 'TDN Rising Star' won a maiden at Churchill by three lengths and followed that up with a 12 3/4-length romp in an allowance on Dec. 18 at Fair Grounds. She is a full-sister to Bonny South, the winner of the 2020 GII Fair Grounds Oaks.

“At this stage of the game, she's better [than Bonny South],” Cox said. “She showed more this summer than Bonny showed as a 2-year-old. She's got a long way to go to catch up to Bonny's accomplishments, but at this stage of the game, there's more talent and speed there and she does things maybe a touch easier.”

Owned by Juddmonte Farms, trained by Cox and ridden by Florent Geroux, she is certainly in capable hands. Cox has won two of the last three runnings of the Kentucky Oaks.

Her one flaw may be how she gets out of the gate. She broke through the gate prior to the start of the allowance race and she also had gate problems in her two previous starts.

Will be in action this weekend, heading the Silverbulletday.

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FINISH RACE
1st Allowance
1st Maiden
2nd Maiden