August 28, 2019 - Saratoga, Race 4, Msw, USD $90,000, 6F, 0.0000
Indian Pride, F, 3, 2016 by Proud Citizen
1st Dam: Ms. Cornstalk, by Indian Charlie
2nd Dam: Upper Dancer, by Upper Nile
3rd Dam: Shell Dancer, by Court Recess
Owner: Brereton C. Jones
Breeder: Brereton C. Jones (KY)
Trainer: Chad C. Brown
Indian Pride's reputation preceded her heading into Wednesday's fourth race at Saratoga and she ran to the billing, romping in frontrunning style to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status for Brereton Jones and Chad Brown. Touting herself in the morning with an array of speedy local breezes, highlighted by a five-furlong gate move in :59 3/5 (2/13) Aug. 3, the homebred was crushed in the wagering and broke sharply as a 3-5 favorite. Showing the way through a :22.19 quarter, the bay felt light pressure from Rapido Gatta (Adios Charlie) as she threw down a :45.36 half split. Soon after straightening for home though, Indian Pride made short work of her pursuer, and slammed the door past the furlong grounds before coasting home an eight-length victress in a sharp 1:09.45. Rapido Gatta just held for second.
The winner is a half to Biofuel (Stormin Fever), HotY, Ch. 2yo Filly & Ch. 3yo Filly-Can, MGSW & MGISP, $781,091; and Tu Endie Wei (Johar), Ch. 2yo Filly-Can & GSW, $528,005. Her dam, an unraced half to GSW Dansil (Silver Hawk), has an unraced Creative Cause colt named Imperial Presence, a yearling colt by Runhappy and a weanling Gun Runner colt. She was bred to Quality Road this spring.