Speightstown Colt Debuts With Sharp Score at Delaware

8th at DEL, Msw, $34,000 (6f)Winner: Parade Blue, c, 4 by Speightstown

Speightstown | Louise Reinagel

8th-DEL, $34,000, Msw, 6-26, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:11.02, ft.
+PARADE BLUE (c, 4, Speightstown–Meadow Saffron {SW & GSP, $200,725}, by Military) made the pace and finished full of run in the stretch to graduate on debut at Delaware. Sporting a steady series of breezes going back to the end of March, rounded out by a bullet half-mile from the gate in :48 2/5 (1/19) June 16 at Fair Hill, the bay was made a slight second favorite at 6-5 and came away well from his rail post. Leading narrowly over even-money chalk firster Cedartown (Candy Ride {Arg}), a $620,000 half to MGSW Danzing Candy (Twirling Candy), through a :22.84 quarter, Parade Blue was taken on by that one and a three-wide Split the Uprights (Cape Blanco {Ire}) nearing the top of the lane. Called on for his best after straightening, he responded strongly and sped clear by the eighth pole before hitting the wire five lengths to the good. Cedartown was second-best. The winner has a juvenile half-brother by Orb named Impeachableoffense who sold for $160,000 to Gary Broad at Barretts March, and his dam was bred to Super Saver last season. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $20,400. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Frederick J. Seitz; B-Brookdale (KY); T-H. Graham Motion.

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