Taraz earned the 'TDN Rising Star' moniker after romping by 7 1/2 lengths in her Churchill Downs unveiling Nov. 14 and made good on that initial promise with an 11 1/4-length tour de force in the Letellier Memorial S. in the slop at the Fair Grounds Dec. 21. Heavily favored to continue her hot streak in this sophomore bow, the Juddmonte homebred went straight to the front, cruising through early splits of :23.44 and :47.50. Still just cantering along as she turned for home in front, Taraz sauntered home to a facile victory.
The winner has a juvenile full-brother named Silk Trade and a yearling half-sister by Flintshire (GB). Her second dam is SW & G1SP Jibe. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
MARTHA WASHINGTON S., $142,500, Oaklawn, 2-1, 3yo, f, 1m, 1:38.64, ft.
1–TARAZ, 119, f, 3, by Into Mischief
1st Dam: Silk Route, by Empire Maker
2nd Dam: Jibe, by Danzig
3rd Dam: Slightly Dangerous, by Roberto
O/B-Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY); T-Brad H. Cox; J-Florent
Geroux. $90,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $192,412.
'TDN Rising Star'
2–O Seraphina, 118, f, 3, Congrats–Deherewego, by Dehere.
($60,000 Wlg '17 KEENOV; $180,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP).
O-Scott & Evan Dilworth and Randy & Susan Andrews;
B-Carolin Von Rosenberg & Mike Yovankin (FL); T-Joe Sharp.
3–High On Gin, 122, f, 3, Fury Kapcori–Holiday Ashley, by The
Cliff's Edge. ($7,500 RNA Ylg '18 OBSOCT; $7,500 2yo '19
OBSOPN). O-Jerry Caroom; B-Deborah A Silveira (FL); T-Carl J.
Margins: 3 3/4, 6 1/4, 13. Odds: 0.10, 9.50, 14.30.
Also Ran: Princesinha Julia. Scratched: Shedaresthedevil.