Paynter Filly Earns Breeders' Cup Berth in Pocahontas

9th at CD , $200kGII Pocahontas S. (1 1/16m)Winner: Lazy Daisy, f, 2 by Paynter

Lazy Daisy | Coady

Raiding from California off a distant fourth to Bast (Uncle Mo) in the GI Del Mar Debutante Aug. 31, Lazy Daisy (Paynter) fought back in the final eighth of a mile to decision a resurgent longshot His Glory in Saturday's GII Pocahonta S. at Churchill, a 'Win and You're In' qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in early November.

First to break the line from gate four in this two-turn debut, Lazy Daisy took the field under the wire and into the first turn, but made the running in the two path, allowing His Glory to slide up underneath her and hold a pace-pressing spot from the rail. Given a bit of rein by Abel Cedillo leaving the three-eighths marker, Lazy Daisy inched in front and it looked at that stage as if His Glory would fail to be a stretch factor. But although James Graham atop the 43-1 longshot was able to tap his filly's reserves and reassume control at the three-sixteenths, Lazy Daisy had the answers and fought back late to secure the victory. Favored Portrait sat a perfect trip and had dead aim on the top two turning for home, but was out on her feet at the furlong grounds, though did manage to hang on for a slice.

Lazy Daisy was a half-length debut winner over next out grassy maiden winner Greg's Diva (Shackleford) at Del Mar Aug. 3 prior to her aforementioned effort in the Debutante.

Pedigree Notes:

Lazy Daisy breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before commanding $39,000 at the OBSAPR Sale. The second graded winner for her sire (by Awesome Again), Lazy Daisy hails from the deeper female family of the good sprinter Valid Expectations (Valid Appeal) and has a foal half-brother by Commissioner. John Elder homebred Romantic Intention, a four-time winner, was bred to Astern (Aus) for the 2020 season.

Saturday, Churchill Downs
POCAHONTAS S.-GII, $200,000, Churchill Downs, 9-14, 2yo, f,
1 1/16m, 1:44.89, ft.
1–LAZY DAISY, 118, f, 2, by Paynter
1st Dam: Romantic Intention, by Suave
2nd Dam: Lights Out (Aus), by Way of Light
3rd Dam: Miss Pache, by Baldski
'18 KEEJAN; $24,000 RNA Ylg '18 OBSOCT; $39,000 2yo '19
OBSAPR). O-ERJ Racing, LLC, Great Friends Stable, LLC & Tom
Mansor; B-John Elder & Paynter Syndicate (KY); T-Doug F.
O'Neill; J-Abel Cedillo. $120,280. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0,
$174,880. Werk Nick Rating: A.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–His Glory, 118, f, 2, Mineshaft–Glorious Sky, by Aldebaran.
($52,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP). O-Ben & Sheila Rollins; B-Farm III
Enterprises LLC (FL); T-Thomas M. Amoss. $38,800.
3–Portrait, 118, f, 2, Tapizar–My Bellamy, by Bellamy Road.
($75,000 Wlg '17 KEENOV; $140,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP). O-LNJ
Foxwoods; B-Alvin D. Haynes Estate (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.
Margins: 1 1/4, 3HF, 9 1/4. Odds: 7.20, 43.80, 1.30.
Also Ran: Blood Curdling, Morning Gold, Lotta Ott, Shadilee, Addilyn. Scratched: British Idiom. Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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