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).