'TDN Rising Star' Impel Impresses At Oaklawn To Stay Perfect

Impel | Coady

4th-Oaklawn, $140,000, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($125,000), 3-3, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:45.10, ft, 8 1/2 lengths.
IMPEL (f, 3, Quality Road–Your Love {SW & GSP, $335,000}, by Flatter) earned 'TDN Rising Star' honors with a dazzling debut win over a fast six furlongs at Fair Grounds Jan. 1. Entered as an also-eligible for last Friday's Cincinnati Trophy S. at Turfway, the Juddmonte homebred showed up in this spot as the 6-5 favorite instead and made the most of the swap. Always right off the hip of pacesetter Hayek (Cairo Prince), Impel was well in-hand turning for home and drew off with ease against an over-matched field to win by a geared-down 8 1/2 lengths. Another flashy debut winner, Merasol Sugar (Consitution), picked up the pieces in second. Juddmonte purchased stakes winner Your Love, a full-sister to GSW/GISP Economic Model and half to GSW/GISP Happy American (Runhappy) and GSW/MGISP Well Monied (Maria's Mon), for $480,000 out of the 2019 KEENOV sale and Impel is the dam's first foal. After losing her 2022 War Front foal, Your Love reported a filly by Curlin last year and was bred back to Not This Time for 2024. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $115,200. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O/B-Juddmonte (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.

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