Stonestreet Stables homebred Cazadero made good on his ‘TDN Rising Star’ tag with a dominant victory in the GIII Bashford Manor S. at Churchill Downs Saturday. Demolishing the field by 8 3/4 lengths in his five-panel unveiling beneath the Twin Spires May 29, the Steve Asmussen pupil was heavily favored to repeat in this first juvenile graded stakes of the season. Breaking sharply, Cazadero tracked from a two-wide fourth as longshot County Final (Oxbow) blazed through a :21.24 first quarter. Ranging up two wide on the far turn, the bay took charge in mid-stretch and powered clear under a vigorous hand ride from Ricardo Santana to win as he pleased.
“He’s been a very fast horse in his training and handled everything very well today,” said conditioner Steve Asmussen.
“He was a later foal but we knew he was wickedly fast,” said Stonestreet principal Barbara Banke. “He grew up on our farm and has showed that speed in his two starts.”
Cazadero is the 32nd graded winner and 69th black-type scorer for champion Street Sense. He is bred on the same Street Sense/Forest Wildcat cross as Grade I victress Callback. Barbara Banke’s operation purchased the winner’s MGSW & GISP dam Wild Gams for $1-million at the 2008 KEENOV Sale. She is also the dam of SW Mt. Brave (Malibu Moon) and GSP Almost Famous (Unbridled’s Song). Wild Gams did not produce a foal in 2019, but had a Good Magic colt Mar. 2 of this year.
Saturday, Churchill Downs
BASHFORD MANOR S.-GIII, $100,000, Churchill Downs, 6-27, 2yo, 6f, 1:09.73, ft.
1–CAZADERO, 120, c, 2, by Street Sense
1st Dam: Wild Gams (MGSW & GISP-USA, SP-Can,
$1,198,486), by Forest Wildcat
2nd Dam: Diamonds and Legs, by Quiet American
3rd Dam: Ah Love, by Lear Fan
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. ($120,000
RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP). ‘TDN Rising Star’ O-Stonestreet Stables
LLC; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Steven
M. Asmussen; J-Ricardo Santana, Jr. $60,760. Lifetime Record:
2-2-0-0, $106,160. *1/2 to Mt. Brave (Malibu Moon), SW,
$157,857; Almost Famous (Unbridled’s Song), GSP, $180,688.
Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–County Final, 120, c, 2, Oxbow–Tapajo, by Tapit. ($9,500 Ylg
’19 KEESEP). O-John Ennis, Hayden Noriega & 47 Roses, LLC;
B-Calumet Farm (KY); T-John Ennis. $19,600.
3–Herd Immunity, 120, c, 2, Union Rags–Enhanced, by Malibu
Moon. ($12,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $25,000 2yo ’20 OBSMAR).
O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B-Mike G. Rutherford (KY);
T-Peter Miller. $9,800.
Margins: 4 3/4, 1 3/4, 2 3/4. Odds: 0.40, 16.00, 12.60.
Also Ran: Hulen, Hyperfocus, Gatsby, Crown and Coke.
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