July 27, 2019 - Ellis Park, Race 7, Msw, USD $50,000, 7F
Dennis' Moment, C, 2, 2017 by Tiznow
1st Dam: Transplendid, by Elusive Quality
2nd Dam: Doyenne, by Deputy Minister
3rd Dam: Seewillo, by Pleasant Colony
Owner: Albaugh Family Stables, LLC
Breeder: Tolo Thoroughbreds (KY)
Trainer: Dale L. Romans
Dennis' Moment (Tiznow) went wire-to-wire in impressive fashion at Ellis Park Saturday afternoon to become a TDN Rising Starfor trainer Dale Romans and the Albaugh Family Stables.
The well-regarded Dennis' Moment was given ample support at 5-2 in his career debut going five furlongs at Churchill Downs June 23, but he clipped heels, unseating rider Robby Albarado and failing to finish the race. Coming into this off a pair of inspiring morning works, including a five-furlong bullet move in :59 flat at Churchill July 15, the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling drew the outside post this time, and was still made the 4-5 choice.
Hustled to the front straight away, the handsome bay carved out opening fractions of :22.92 and :45.84 as the entry of Cairo King (Cairo Prince) and Elite Class (Will Take Charge) settled in not far behind. Despite his rivals' best efforts, Dennis' Moment was given his cue entering the home turn, turned on all boosters in a flash and rolled home an eye-catching 19 1/4-length winner over Cairo King. Sounion (Liam's Map) closed to be third. Final time for the seven-furlong test was 1:21.95.
In addition to Dennis' Moment, dam Transplendid is also responsible for the 3-year-old colt Bridge to Heaven (Verrazano), a $180,000 KEENOV weanling turned $650,000 KEESEP yearling, who has since been sent to the UAE; and a yearling filly by the Coolmore stallion. The 9-year-old mare foaled a filly by Into Mischief this term and was bred back to More Than Ready.