Pricey Pioneerof the Nile Filly Scores Second Out at Gulfstream


Favor as a yearling | Fasig-Tipton Photo

3rd-Gulfstream, $53,000, Msw, 1-9, 3yo, f, 1m, 1:36.64, ft, 3 3/4 lengths.
FAVOR (f, 3, Pioneerof the Nile–Fame and Fortune, by Unbridled's Song) was a well-beaten fourth as the 3-2 favorite when running into 'TDN Rising Star' Send for Me (Into Mischief) on career debut at Aqueduct Nov. 27. With that experience under her belt and getting more ground to work with here, the $500,000 Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase graduate was antsy at the start, but broke well enough to cross over in front of the pack and clear Story Hour (Creative Cause), whose rider lost the irons early into the running. Clearing the chute in third on the outside, Favor was content to track a loose frontrunner up the backstretch, but soon found herself under pressure as Lakota Spirit (Curlin) snuck up to claim the rail spot. Shaken up for a run, the flashy filly hit the top of the stretch almost five wide and continued to wander in the lane, but crossed the wire 3 3/4 lengths in front of Lakota Spirit. Out of the full-sister to GISW Cross Traffic, Favor is her dam's first winner, and is a half to two by Uncle Mo–a 2-year-old colt and a yearling filly. Fame and Fortune was sent to Laoban for 2022. Sales history: $500,000 Ylg '20 FTKSEL. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $36,600. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Diamond Creek Farm (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher.

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