June 2, 2019 - Churchill Downs, Race 10, Msw, USD $95,000, 7F, 0.0000
Super Comet, C, 3, 2016 by Super Saver
1st Dam: Sky Dreamer (GSP, $176,065), by Sky Mesa
2nd Dam: To Dream About, by Monarchos
3rd Dam: Beautiful Pleasure, by Maudlin
Owner: John Oxley
Breeder: John Oxley
Trainer: Mark Casse
With a name like his, it was only fitting that newcomer Super Comet (Super Saver--Sky Dreamer, by Sky Mesa) be named a â€˜TDN Rising Starâ€™ for his auspicious debut under the Twin Spires Sunday afternoon. Let go at 9-1 facing a number of foes with solid established form, the Mark Casse-trained John Oxley homebred was one of the slowest away but rushed his way up through horses to sit fourth out wide down the backstretch behind a :22.80 opening quarter. He mounted a four-wide bid into a :45.92 half, and was one of four in with a chance as noses pointed for home. He hit the front leaving the eighth pole, and from there found another gear to widen his advantage to 4 3/4 lengths at the finish. Young Philip (Gemologist), who was third in the Santa Anita slop on debut Feb. 2 before going one better on GI Kentucky Derby day May 4, was second. The winner is a half to Kimbear (Temple City), GSW-UAE & GSP-U.S., $542,267 and a 2-year-old filly by Hard Spun.
Under second dam To Dream About (Monarchos) is Oxleyâ€™s GISW Dream Dancing (Tapit) and recent GIII Pat Day Mile S. third and fellow Churchill debut winner and â€˜Rising Starâ€™ Dream Maker (Tapit). Super Cometâ€™s third dam is none other than MGISW and champion older mare Beautiful Pleasure (Maudlin).