September 28, 2019 - Santa Anita, Race 4, Msw, USD $50,000, 6 1/2F, 0.0000
Donna Veloce, F, 2, 2017 by Uncle Mo
1st Dam: Coin Broker (Ire), by Montjeu (Ire)
2nd Dam: Cash Run, by Seeking the Gold
3rd Dam: Shared Interest, by Pleasant Colony
Owner: Kaleem Shah, Inc.
Breeder: Coin Broker Syndicate (KY)
Trainer: Simon Callaghan
Donna Veloce (Uncle Mo)--Fast Woman in Italian--was pounded down to 3-5 as the lone first timer in this field and into the face of a trio of debut runners-up Saturday at Santa Anita. She became the latest high-dollar 2-year-old in training purchase for these connections to appear worthy of the investment as she blitzed her competition to be named Saturday's fourth 'TDN Rising Star'. A $450,000 KEESEP yearling turned $800,000 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream buy after a co-quickest :9 4/5 breeze, the bay emerged with the early lead and had to hit the gas a bit more to maintain her position as a longshot rushed up to her inside. Always traveling very strongly, she got the half in :45.42 and demolished her competition in the lane to the tune of 9 1/4 lengths in 1:16.22. Nora???s Joy (Street Sense), second by 6 3/4 lengths to 'Rising Star' Immediate Impact (Into Mischief) in her July unveiling at Del Mar, completed the exacta.
The winner's second dam is 1999 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Cash Run (Seeking the Gold) and her third dam is GSW Shared Interest (Pleasant Colony). Cash Run sold to Coolmore's John Magnier for $7.1 million in foal to Storm Cat at the 2003 Keeneland November sale and produced Irish SW/MGSP Great War Eagle (Storm Cat) in 2005. Dam Coin Broker (Ire) was thrice-placed in England for Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier. She produced fillies by War Front in 2018 and 2019 and was bred back to Justify earlier this season. Coin Broker's yearling filly RNA'd for $290,000 at this year's Keeneland September sale before being purchased for $175,000 by CJ Thoroughreds and Bob Gorsky.
Owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Simon Callaghan also campaign MGISW Bellafina (Quality Road), who cost $800,000 herself at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream in 2018.