Pricey City of Light Colt Graduates on Debut in Whitney Day Lidlifter

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Battle of Normandy | Sarah Andrew

1st-Saratoga, $105,000, Msw, 8-6, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:45.06, fm, 2 1/4 lengths.
BATTLE OF NORMANDY (c, 2, City of Light–Adorable Miss {MSW, $162,590}, by Kitten's Joy), a $500,000 FTSAUG yearling, was drawn widest of all in post seven in the Whitney day opener and chased in an outside fifth rounding the clubhouse turn in this grassy debut run. The 3-1 shot stayed out in the clear in third down the backstretch, began to make his move while three-wide on the far turn and came charging down the stretch to forge past favored Alexis Zorba (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) to score by 2 1/4 lengths. He becomes the third winner for his freshman sire (by Quality Road). Two-time stakes winner on the lawn Adorable Miss, a full-sister to GSW Noble Beauty, brought $280,000 from Gage Hill Stable carrying Battle of Normandy in utero at the 2019 KEENOV sale. Her 3-year-old filly Veronica Greene (Tapit) came within a neck of graduating over the Saratoga lawn earlier this meet for Chad Brown. Progeny in the pipeline for the winner's dam include: a Twirling Candy colt of 2021 and a War of Will colt of this year. She was bred back to Essential Quality. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $57,750. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-West Point Thoroughbreds & Woodford Racing, LLC; B-Gage Hill Stables, LLC & W. S. Farish (KY); T-Claude R. McGaughey III.

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