October 22, 2016 - Santa Anita, Race 5, Msw, USD $52,000, 6F

Mastery, c, 2, 2014 by Candy Ride (Arg)

1st Dam: Steady Course, by Old Trieste
2nd Dam: Steady Cat, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Hopespringsforever, by Mr. Prospector

Owner: Cheyenne Stables LLC
Breeder: Stone Fsarm (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

Mastery had all the hype and the money on for his debut at Santa Anita and didn’t disappoint, coasting to an impressive and professional first-out win to become the day’s second ‘TDN Rising Star’. Showing a steady series of fast works, including a six-furlong bullet in 1:12 4/5 from the gate here Oct. 5, the $425,000 KEESEP buy was crushed down to 1-5 and broke alertly to make the pace through a :22.03 quarter. Challenged by second choice Sheer Flattery (Flatter) midway on the far turn, Mastery easily shrugged that foe off at the top of the lane and widened steadily in the stretch to a 4 1/4-length score. The winner is a half to Clear Sailing (Empire Maker), SW, $128,940, while his dam is a half to GSW/GISP sire Jump Start (A.P. Indy). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $31,200.

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