Shancelot's Midland Money A New 'TDN Rising Star'

Midland Money | Benoit

The third 'Rising Star' to come out of the freshman sire class in just 24 hours, Midland Money (Shancelot–Magnolias In Bloom, by Flatter) became his sire's (by Shanghai Bobby) second overall winner Friday with a gate to wire win at Santa Anita.

A $650,000 OBS March buy for CSLR Racing Partners LLC, the colt worked a quick furlong in :9.4 in Ocala to become the most expensive 2-year-old buy from his sire's first crop. He'd already shown his propensity to be quick in the mornings, putting up back to back bullets on both May 20 (four furlongs in :46 1/5 {1/35}) and May 27 (four furlongs in :46 2/5 {1/41}) to earn the wagering public's 1-5 bet of confidence. Drawn conveniently outside, Midland Money came out of the gate on even terms with Smash It (Star Guitar) and that pair quickly separated themselves from the rest of the field. But the favorite was faster and opened up even on that rival into the turn through a quarter in :22.37. While it looked briefly as if Smash It might try to make a quarter-pole run, that moment was short lived and Midland Money came home under wraps in dominating fashion. Magnolias In Bloom, now the dam of two winners from three to race, foaled a filly by Spendthrift's GI Kentucky Derby winner Authentic this year.

6th-Santa Anita, $54,500, Msw, 6-14, 2yo, 5f, :58.15, ft,
6 lengths.
MIDLAND MONEY, c, 2, Shancelot
                1st Dam: Magnolias in Bloom, by Flatter
                2nd Dam: Atrea, by Storm Cat
                3rd Dam: New Dice, by Capote
Sales History: $40,000 Wlg '22 KEENOV; $130,000 Ylg '23 KEESEP; $650,000 2yo '24 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,400. Click for the chart and VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV. Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
O-CSLR Racing Partners LLC; B-Memory Lane Racing, LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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