Smart Strike Firster Gets Up Late at Santa Anita

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6th at SA , Msw, $54,000 (6 1/2f)Winner: Meadowsweet, f, 3 by Smart Strike

Smart Strike

6th-SA, $56,070, Msw, 5-29, 3yo/up, f/m, 6 1/2fT, 1:13.75, fm.
+MEADOWSWEET (f, 3, Smart Strike–Tranquility Lake, by Rahy), far back early, came with a powerful stretch bid to get up in the last jump and graduate first out at Santa Anita. Showing a promising worktab for the Wygods and trainer Cliff Sise, including a six-furlong spin in 1:11 flat (1/5) to wrap up preparations May 20 at San Luis Rey, the homebred was given a 6-1 chance and dropped back to run in eighth behind a sizzling :21.17 quarter going down the hill. Angling into the clear at the top of the turn, the dark bay drew to within five of the front after a :44.05 half and flew home in the final furlong to nail She'sashocker (First Dude) by a nose in the shadow of the wire. The victress is a half to After Market (Storm Cat), MGISW, $903,685; Courageous Cat (Storm Cat), GISW, $1,165,760; and Jalil (Storm Cat), GSP-UAE, SP-US, $345,788. She is the final foal out of her turf millionaire dam, who died in 2016. Tranquility Lake was a half-sister to MGSW Benchmark (Alydar) and this is the extended family of Classic hero Caveat (Cannonade). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,400. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Pam & Martin Wygod; B-Wygod Family, LLC (KY); T-Clifford W. Sise, Jr.

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