Scat Daddy Colt Takes Rained-Off Skidmore

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4th at SAR, Lst Stk, $100KSkidmore S. (5 1/2f)Winner: Flameaway, c, 2 by Scat Daddy

Flameaway | Sarah K Andrew

Flameaway was a debut winner by daylight at odds-on over the Woodbine Tapeta May 28, and handled this surface switch convincingly, even if it wasn’t the surface his connections had been looking for. Slowest to start, he was scrubbed on to sit fifth of six while saving ground into the bend. Checked sharply behind foes approaching the stretch, he re-broke professionally in midstretch and split rivals determinedly to open up and safely hold off favored El Dulce. Dial One, well back early, made an eye-catching run in the stretch while very far out on the muddy track.

“Unbelievable; the way he did it, very professional horse,” said rider Javier Castellano. “I really like the way he was inside on the rail and came out and finished the way he did. You know he got pinched a little bit and checked a little bit, lost some momentum, but he still opened it up when we got to the top of the stretch accelerating and finishing the way he did. Very professional.”

Trainer Mark Casse added, “He made a move at about the five-sixteenths pole and Javier got stopped for about 100 yards. He’s a big horse, and he [Castellano] said it took him a little while to get his momentum going again, and that’s what you saw when he finished. He’s a little slow to begin.”

Flameaway is the 85th black-type winner for his late sire.

“He’s a big, strong colt. [Owner] Mr. [John] Oxley asked me before the race if he liked the mud. I said, ‘I’ll tell you in 20 minutes.’ Those Scat Daddys; they’re good.”

While Casse admitted that while his plans for Flameaway involved a move to the turf, the colt could remain on the dirt following Friday’s effort.

Vulcan Rose is a half to GSW Essential Edge (Storm Cat), as well as to the dam of stakes winner and 2017 Queen’s Plate runner-up Tiz a Slam (Tiznow). Flameaway’s third dam is Irish and English Group winner Flame of Tara (Ire) (Artaius), who produced 1990 G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 One Thousand Guineas heroine Salsabil (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), G1 St. James’s Palace S. winner Marju (Ire) (Last Tycoon {Ire}), etc. Vulcan Rose has a yearling colt by Victor’s Cry and a weanling colt by Flat Out. She was bred back to Tiznow.

SKIDMORE S., $100,000, SAR, 8-18, 2yo, 5 1/2f (off turf), 1:06.68, my.
1–#FLAMEAWAY, 122, c, 2, by Scat Daddy
1st Dam: Vulcan Rose, by Fusaichi Pegasus
2nd Dam: Rose of Tara (Ire), by Generous (Ire)
3rd Dam: Flame of Tara (Ire), by Artaius
($150,000 Ylg ’16 KEEJAN; $400,000 Ylg ’16 FTSAUG). O-John C.
Oxley; B-Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T-Mark E. Casse; J-Javier
Castellano. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $92,574.
*1/2 to Ellan Vannin (Spring At Last), SW, $108,989.2–El Dulce, 122, c, 2, Twirling Candy–Figureta (Arg), by The
Leopard. ($85,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $200,000 2yo ’17 OBSMAR).
O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B-Clearsky Farms (KY);
T-Todd A. Pletcher. $20,000.3–Dial One, 122, c, 2, Dialed In–Wild One, by War Front.
O/B-Robert V. LaPenta (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher. $10,000.Margins: 1HF, 2 1/4, 4. Odds: 4.40, 1.30, 3.85.
Also Ran: My Chinumado, Nuclear Option, Joopster. Scratched: Mentality, Nauti Buoy. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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