TDN RISING STARS

August 16, 2020 - Saratoga, Race 1, Msw, USD $72,000, 6 1/2F, .0000

Cantata, F, 2, 2018 by Medaglia d'Oro

1st Dam: Stoweshoe, by Flatter
2nd Dam: Comedy, by Theatrical (Ire)
3rd Dam: Don't Be Silly, by Lord At War (Arg)

Owner: Stonestreet Stables LLC
Breeder: Doug & Felicia Branham (KY)
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen

Stonestreet Stable's Cantata (Medaglia d'Oro) became the newest 'TDN Rising Star' with an effortless-looking debut romp at Saratoga Sunday. Sent off the 6-5 favorite, the $950,000 KEESEP yearling purchase was content to let the two pacesetters go and settled in third. She inched closer entering the turn, stuck a head in front at top of the stretch and glided clear without being asked to win by 10 1/4 lengths. Nevisian Sunrise (War Front) was second and School of Thought (Empire Maker) was third. The time for the 6 1/2 furlongs was 1:18.12.

Cantata's stakes-winning dam Stoweshoe is a full-sister to Grade I-winner Taris and a half to multiple graded stakes placed Theatre Star (War Front). The mare was purchased by Rockbridge Bloodstock for $330,000 at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton February sale. She produced a filly by American Pharoah in 2019 and a colt by the Triple Crown winner this year before being bred back to Curlin.

Cantata runs in the colors of Barbara Banke's Stonestreet, which purchased her second dam Comedy (Theatrical {Ire}), in foal to Tapit, for $1.5 million at the 2015 Keeneland November sale. Comedy produced a colt by Medaglia d'Oro this year and was bred back to Curlin.

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