August 9, 2015 - Saratoga, Race 6, Msw, USD $83,000, 5 1/2F

Constellation, f, 2, 2013 by Bellamy Road

1st Dam: For Royalty, by Not for Love
2nd Dam: Taft Lil Queen, by Irish Open
3rd Dam: Eston, by Ancestral (Ire)

Owner: LNJ Foxwoods
Breeder: WinStar Farm LLC
Trainer: Steven M Asmussen

Constellation, acquired for $800,000 earlier this year at OBS March after a :9 4/5 breeze, delivered the goods and lived up to her name, earning ‘TDN Rising Star’ status. Away from the gate in good order as the 9-5 choice in what appeared to be a strong group of juvenile fillies, the chestnut pressed the pace set by a hard-sent and well-supported J La Tache (Harlan’s Holiday) from the two path through fractions of :22.22 and :45.88. Well clear of the others, Constellation seized control at the head of the lane and pulled clear to a 4 1/2-length victory. J La Tache held second and Tiz Fantastic (Tiz Wonderful) rallied to take third in a blanket finish. The winner hails from the extended family of MGISW Spun Sugar (Awesome Again) and GISW Daaher (Awesome Again). Prior to her aforementioned sale at OBS, she went for $155,000 as a KEESEP yearling.

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