April 5, 2019 - Keeneland, Race 2, Msw, USD $60,000, 4 1/2F, .0000

Lady Pauline, F, 2, 2017 by Munnings

1st Dam: D' Wildcat Speed (Horse of the Year & Ch. Imp. 3yo Filly-PR, GSW-US, MSW-PR, $530,755), by Forest Wildcat
2nd Dam: Velvet Panther, by Pentaquod
3rd Dam: Blue Eyed Cat, by Great Above

Owner: Stonestreet Stables, LLC
Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC (KY)
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward

Lady Pauline (Munnings), a half-sister to none other than these connections’ superstar Lady Aurelia (Scat Daddy), Hwt. 2yo Filly-Eng & Fr, G1SW-Eng & Fr, SW-US, $834,945, followed in that one’s hoofsteps Friday with a practically pre-ordained first-out success worthy of the ‘TDN Rising Star’ distinction. Pounded at the windows and off at 1-5 with an unassuming worktab on display and while facing mostly colts, the Stonestreet homebred beat the gate like a typical Wesley Ward-trained baby and barreled along on the engine under stout John Velazquez restraint. Giving a glimmer of hope to a challenging rival in upper stretch as she was a bit late with her lead change, she soon switched over and showed a very impressive turn of foot to blow away her competition by 9 3/4 lengths, stopping the clock in :51.71. Two Dot (Soldat) completed the exacta. Stonestreet paid $1 million for the winner’s dam at the 2005 Keeneland November sale, and Barbara Banke’s operation bought back globe-trotting Lady Aurelia for $7.5 million at last year’s Fasig-Tipton November sale (see Banke Bringing Home Lady Aurelia). D’ Wildcat Speed was not bred back in 2017 after foaling Lady Pauline on May 5, 2017, but produced a Medaglia d’Oro filly this Feb. 13.

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