April 6, 2017 - Aqueduct, Race 8, AOC, USD $67,000, 1M, NW1$X

Timeline, c, 3, 2014 by Hard Spun

1st Dam: Azorina, by Empire Maker
2nd Dam: Aldiza, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Aishah, by Alydar

Owner: Woodford Racing, LLC
Breeder: Alexander, Groves & Matz, LLC (KY)
Trainer: Chad C. Brown

Woodford Racing’s Timeline (Hard Spun) closed stoutly to annex his Gulfstream Park debut going seven furlongs Mar. 4 and stamped himself as a 3-year-old to be reckoned with, capturing this first start against winners by 13 1/2 lengths over a sloppy Aqueduct main track and becoming the newest ‘TDN Rising Star.’ Tabbed as the 2-1 favorite from post 11 in his Gulfstream debut, the chestnut rallied wide from mid-pack and got up to score by a half-length, well ahead of fourth-finishing Time to Travel (Hard Spun), who returned to win in ‘Rising Star’ fashion Apr. 1 in Hallandale. Timeline was bet down to even-money favoritism here and did not disappoint, tracking the pace up close through a quarter-mile in :23.10 before taking back to relax behind a :46.72 half. Commencing his bid soon after that checkpoint, the colt had ample energy left for the stretch drive and bounded away to score with strong energy in 1:36.95 for a mile. Mr. Dougie Fresh (Ghostzapper) was a distant runner-up. The winner hails from the accomplished family of 1983 broodmare of the year Courtly Dee, and his second dam is GISW Aldiza (Storm Cat), who also produced GSW Altesse (A.P. Indy), SW & GSP Where’s the Moon (Malibu Moon) and GSP Alchemist (A.P. Indy)–herself the dam of GSW Far From Over (Blame) and MGISP And Why Not (Street Cry {Ire}). GSW third dam Aishah (Alydar) also produced MGSW Atelier (Deputy Minister). Azorina is also responsible for the unraced 2-year-old filly Mrs Hughes (Into Mischief) and a yearling full-brother to the winner. She visited Hard Spun again last spring.

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