TDN RISING STARS

November 30, 2019 - Del Mar, Race 7, Msw, USD $52,000, 6F, .0000

Golden Principal, F, 2, 2017 by Constitution

1st Dam: Gold D' Medaglia, by Medaglia d'Oro
2nd Dam: Lemon Twist, by Seeking the Gold
3rd Dam: Danzig Island, by Danzig

Owner: Karl Watson, Michael Pegram & Paul Weitman
Breeder: CESA Farm (FL)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

Freshman sire Constitution was represented by his fifth TDN Rising Star when Golden Principal strode to an impressive debut victory at Del Mar Saturday. Sent off the holiday crowd's 1-2 favorite, the dark bay filly was on the lead in the initial strides, but ceded her advantage and settled in a stalking second as Diggin Gold (Goldencents) pulled her way to the front. Golden Principal inhaled that rival turning for home and opened a clear lead in a matter of strides as the half-mile flashed up in :44.85. She was comfortably in front down the lane, with only Classy Ruler (Empire Maker) chasing in vain, and came under the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front. Golden Principal is the 24th winner for Constitution (Tapit).

Golden Principal, who RNA'd for $35,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September sale, sold for $200,000 after working a furlong in :10 1/5 at this year's OBS April sale. The once-raced Gold d'Medaglia produced a filly by Air Force Blue in 2018 and was bred to Cupid this year.

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