Regally Bred Speightstown Colt Stays Unbeaten at Churchill

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9th at CD , Alw, $51,000 (1m)Winner: Speight Swiftly, c, 4 by Speightstown

Speight Swiftly | Coady Photography

9th-CD, $51,132, Alw, 5-3, (NW1X), 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:35.74, fm.
SPEIGHT SWIFTLY (c, 4, Speightstown">Speightstown–Dance Swiftly, by Danzig) was left to his own devices on the lead and made his rivals pay in the stretch, flying home to an impressive allowance score at Churchill to remain unbeaten. A narrow winner as the favorite first out Mar. 10 at Gulfstream the $500,000 OBS March buy took all the play to be 6-5 in this first try against winners and broke sharply to make the point early on. Clicking off soft splits of :24.43 and :48.68, the bay shook off a brief challenge from Derby Champagne (Pulpit) in early stretch and sprinted away by the furlong grounds to score by five lengths, getting his final quarter in :22.40. Dawn Raider (Scat Daddy) was up late for the place at 47-1. The winner is a full to 'TDN Rising Star' Speightster, GSW, $368,800, and a half to West Coast Swing (Gone West), SW & GSP, $175,827 and Paiota Falls (Kris S.), SW, $177,354. Her dam, an unraced full to three-time Canadian Champion and GI Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Dance Smartly, is also a half to GISW and late star sire Smart Strike (Mr. Prospector). Second dam Classy 'n Smart (Smarten) was also a Canadian champion and is a half to fellow champions Sky Classic (Nijinsky III), Regal Classic (Vice Regent) and Grey Classic (Grey Dawn II), as well as GISW Always a Classic (Deputy Minister). Dance Swiftly is responsible for an unraced sophomore colt by Bodemeister named Up the Tempo and foaled a filly byRevolutionary, aptly named Last Dance, in 2016 before passing away. Sales History: $200,000 Ylg '14 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $53,400. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Live Oak Plantation; B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY); T-Mark E. Casse.[bullet ad=”warrendale-sold-congratulations-to-all-the-connections”][bullet ad=”winstar-bred”]

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