June 1, 2019 - Santa Anita, Race 4, Msw, USD $65,000, 6F, 0.0000
Comical Ghost, C, 3, 2016 by Ghostzapper
1st Dam: Hystericalady (GISW, $2,390,556), by Distorted Humor
2nd Dam: Sacramentada (Chi), by Northair
3rd Dam: Sembrada (Chi), by El Oriental (Arg)
Owner: Godolphin LLC
Breeder: Godolphin LLC
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Godolphin homebred Comical Ghost (c, 3, Ghostzapper-- Hystericalady, by Distorted Humor) entered the starting gate with a big reputation after working a trio of bullets at Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's Los Alamitos base this spring--including a four-furlong move in :47 (1/14) May 15--and ran to the billing with a â??TDN Rising Starâ?? performance on debut at Santa Anita Saturday.
The 1-2 favorite broke sharply and battled in between horses through an opening quarter in :21.93. He began to shake free approaching the quarter pole, kicked for home in charge and was kept to task down the lane by Joe Talamo en route to a promising 2 1/4-length tally. The runner-up Beleth (Medaglia d'Oro) was also a rallying second on debut in late March.
Comical Ghost is a half-brother to Lady Montdore (Medaglia dâ??Oro), GSW & GISP-US, GSP-Fr, $308,356. His dam Hystericalady, heroine of the 2007 GI Humana Distaff S. and narrow runner-up in that termâ??s GI Breedersâ?? Cup Distaff in the Monmouth slop, brought $3 million from John Ferguson on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed's operation at the 2008 KEENOV Sale. She is also represented by the 2-year-old colt Tapage (Tapit) and a yearling filly by Frosted. Comical Ghostâ??s second dam Sacramentada (Chi) (Northair) earned champion older mare honors in her native country.