April 15, 2017 - Keeneland, Race 4, Msw, USD $70,000, 6 1/2F, .0000

Tasteful, f, 3, 2014 by Street Cry (Ire)

1st Dam: Kinda Spicy, by A.P. Indy
2nd Dam: Isola Piu Bella (Chi), by Rich Man's Gold
3rd Dam: Sweet Music (Chi), by Inchwood

Owner: Godolphin Racing LLC
Breeder: Darley (KY)
Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin

Godolphin’s Tasteful (Street Cry {Ire}) was hammered down to 3-2 favoritism for this second go after completing the exacta on debut at Gulfstream Feb. 12 and ran to the money with an ultra impressive victory to become the latest “TDN Rising Star.� Away slowly, the bay trailed the field while running five-wide through an opening quarter in :22.24 and began a steady advance up the outside as the half went up in :48.78. Way out in the center of the track turning for home, the homebred made a powerful sweeping move and charged past her rivals like they were standing still in the lane to win going away by 3 3/4 lengths. Malibu Bonnie (Malibu Moon) was the runner-up.

Tasteful’s dam Kinda Spicy, a Darley homebred conditioned by Tom Albertrani, was two-for-two in her brief career, winning her Belmont debut in 2011 by a dominant 6 3/4 lengths and following suit with a decisive victory at Saratoga. The 9-year-old mare has a juvenile colt by Street Sense and a yearling colt by that same Darley sire. She was bred back to Ghostzapper. The winner’s second dam is Chilean Horse of the Year Isola Piu Bella (Chi), a MG1SW in her native country who also captured a pair of Grade III events for Sumaya U.S. Stable and trainer Todd Pletcher in North America. This is also the family of MGSW Miss Ella (Exchange Rate).

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