TDN RISING STARS

October 2, 2011 - Santa Anita, Race 5, Msw, USD $45,000, 6f

Contested, f, 2, 2009 by Ghostzapper

1st Dam: Gold Vault, by Arch
2nd Dam: Questress, by Seeking the Gold
3rd Dam: Nahema, by Believe It

Owner: Nathalie Baffert
Breeder: Cherry Valley Farm LLC (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

Contested closed willingly as the 2-1 choice in her debut while trying 5 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar Sept. 3, but had to settle for second behind Egg Drop (Alphabet Soup), beaten only a 1/2 length. Sent off the even-money choice to go one better this time, the bay broke quickly and was allowed to settle back in third through opening splits of :21.72 and :44.72. Forcing the issue from the outside turning for home, the filly powered to the front at the top of the lane and looked like the real deal as she rolled home a much-the-best 6 1/2-length winner over Music Thunder (Distorted Humor). Sales history: $110,000 yrl '10 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $39,600.

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