July 18, 2010 - Hollywood Park, Race 7, Msw, USD $41,000, 5f

Smash, C, 2010, by Smart Strike

1st Dam: Dixie Holiday, by Dixieland Band
2nd Dam: Really Fancy, by In Reality
3rd Dam: Native Fancy, by Our Native

Owner: Kaleem Shah
Breeder: Peter E Blum (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

Kaleem Shah's Smash was heavily touted before his debut and lived up to the hype in a "TDN Rising Star" performance. Cool and collected in the paddock and post parade, Smash opened at 2-5 before going postward as the 1-2 pick. Breaking from post nine under Martin Garcia, the bay was up to shadow Doughboy (Wildcat Heir) through :22.76 and :46.05 splits. Asked to quicken at the eighth pole, he unleashed an eye-catching turn of foot to easily take command and power home 2 1/2 lengths clear. Doughboy held well for second, with another 4 1/2 lengths back to third. Baffert was saddling his seventh first-out winner in 15 debuters at Hollywood. A $400,000 juvenile-in-training purchase, Smash was the co-third-highest-priced youngster at the OBS March Sale. He was produced by the 16-year-old Dixie Holiday and is thus a half to Holiday Runner (Meadowlake), MSW & GSP, $232,073, who is the dam of MGISW Seventh Street (Street Cry {Ire}) and GSP Reynaldothewizard (Speightstown). Dixie Holiday produced a Henny Hughes colt in 2009 and had a Malibu Moon filly this past spring. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,600.

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