July 2, 2022 - Churchill Downs, Race 3, Msw, USD $120,000, 6F

Damon's Mound, C, 2, 2020 by Girvin

1st Dam: San Antonio Stroll (MSP), by Stroll
2nd Dam: Twenty Three Red, by The Prime Minister
3rd Dam: Ruhletta, by Ruhlmann

Owner: Michele & Cliff Love
Breeder: Cliff Love (FL)
Trainer: Michelle Lovell

Damon's Mound (Girvin) made his 4-1 odds look like quite a gift in this unveiling, rolling home to a daylight victory and 'TDN Rising Star' honors Saturday at Churchill Downs. Off to a slow start, the Florida-bred advanced to be a three-wide fifth, keeping tabs on the front runners through a :21.85 opening quarter. Drawing even approaching the turn, the bay took command as the half went in :45.49 and bounded clear with ease to graduate by 12 1/2 lengths. Easy Big Boy (Cloud Computing) was the best of the rest in second.

Damon's Mound is the fourth winner for his freshman sire (by Tale of Ekati). He is the first foal out MSP San Antonio Stroll, who produced a Girvin filly in 2021 and a colt by that stallion in 2022.

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