N Y Riesling became the first winner for his New York-based freshman sire Redesdale (Speightstown) Tuesday at Finger Lakes. He was a well-beaten eighth on debut behind a 'TDN Rising Star' performance from next-out GIII Sanford S. third Andiamo a Firenze (Speightstown), a half-brother to GISW Firenze Fire (Poseidon's Warrior), at Belmont June 3. Favored at 6-5 as part of an entry while facing easier company, the chestnut went straight to the front, ticking off a :22.97 opening quarter. Showing the way into the lane, N Y Riesling kept on finding, edging clear of Bobby Ride (Central Banker) for a 1 1/2-length graduation. The winner has a yearling half-sister by Solomini.
2nd-Finger Lakes, $32,100, Msw, 7-26, 2yo, 5f, 1:00.43, ft, 1 1/2 lengths.
N Y RIESLING (c, 2, Redesdale–El Coyote, by A.P. Indy) Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $20,010. Click for the Equibase.com chart.
O-Dixon, Linda K. and Alejandro, Hector M.; B-Hidden Lake Farm LLC (NY); T-Linda K. Dixon.