June 23, 2019 - Santa Anita, Race 4, Msw, USD $65,000, 4 1/2F, .0000

Amalfi Sunrise, F, 2, 2017 by Constitution

1st Dam: Soot Z (Soot Z, by Empire Maker), by Empire Maker
2nd Dam: Bella Chiarra, by Phone Trick
3rd Dam: Bannockburn, by Count Brook

Owner: Doug Branham & Marsha Naify
Breeder: Jack Mandato
Trainer: Simon Callaghan


   Amalfi Sunrise (Constitution) drew in from the also-eligible list and drew off in the stretch to run to even-money backing and be named a ‘TDN Rising Star’ Sunday at Santa Anita. The $40,000 KEESEP yearling and $185,000 OBS April acquisition (:9 4/5) fired a :47 flat (1/37) warning shot from the gate June 14, and broke well from her outside draw to keep front-running Save the Story (Will Take Charge) in her sights from second. She ranged up to that foe heading for home, and scampered clear in the lane under very confident Norberto Arroyo, Jr. handling to romp by  6 1/4 lengths with another 7 1/4-length chasm back to third. Amalfi Sunrise is the fourth winner for her first-crop sire (by Tapit), and could have been the fifth if fellow firster Surveillance (Constitution) hadn’t run up on horses and been forced to steady abruptly, settling for fourth in the second race on the card. The winner is half to UAE Group 3-placed Gotti (More Than Ready) and a yearling colt by Violence. Her dam Soot Z (Empire Maker), a daughter of GSW/GISP Bella Chiarra (Phone Trick), sold for $92,000 at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale in foal to Tiznow.

4th-Santa Anita, $65,702, Msw, 6-23, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :52.49, ft.

AMALFI SUNRISE, f, 2, Constitution

                1st Dam: Soot Z, by Empire Maker

                2nd Dam: Bella Chiarra, by Phone Trick

                3rd Dam: Bannockburn, by Count Brook

Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $39,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the free catalogue-styled pedigree.

O-Doug Branham & Marsha Naify; B-Jack Mandato (KY); T-Simon Callaghan. *$40,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP; $185,000 2yo '19 OBSAPR


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