TDN RISING STARS

September 25, 2020 - Pimlico, Race 8, Msw, USD $54,440, 6F, .0000

Jaxon Traveler, C, 2, 2018 by Munnings

1st Dam: Listen Boy, by After Market
2nd Dam: Shadow of Mine, by Belong to Me
3rd Dam: Gold Shadow, by Mr. Prospector

Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds & Marvin Delfiner
Breeder: A. Leonard Pineau (MD)
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen

Jaxon Traveler (c, 2, Munnings-Listen Boy, After Market) shot out to the front and left them all in the dust, romping to a 'TDN Rising Star' performance on debut at Pimlico Friday.

The even-money favorite, a $140,000 purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner after breezing in :10 flat at the postponed OBS April Sale, was working bullets at Steve Asmussen's Belmont base, including a five-furlong move from the gate in :59 3/5 (1/18) Sept. 13.

The dark bay raced under pressure early, but appeared to be doing it rather easily through an opening quarter in :23.78. He began to let it out a notch approaching the quarter pole and was hand-ridden down the lane to an eye-catching 10-length victory. Lugamo (Chitu) was second.

The winner's stakes-placed dam, also represented by a Street Boss filly of 2019, was bred to Cross Traffic for 2021. The half-sister to SW Monzon (Thunder Gulch) was purchased by Three Pines Farm for $26,000 in foal to Street Boss at the 2015 KEENOV Sale.

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