March 16, 2023 - Gulfstream Park, Race 9, Msw, USD $84,000, 1M

Preliminary (GB), F, 3, 2020 by Lope de Vega (Ire)

1st Dam: Lipstick Rose (Ire), by Dream Ahead
2nd Dam: Nawal (Fr), by Homme de Loi (Ire)
3rd Dam: Lute String (Fr), by

Owner: Klaravich Stables, Inc.
Breeder: Stone Roses Bloodstock (GB)
Trainer: Chad C. Brown

Forced to break from the far outside gate, Preliminary (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) rewarded her backers at 3-1 with a 'TDN Rising Star'-worthy trip to break her maiden on debut at Gulfstream Thursday.

Caught five wide into the first turn, the 250,000gns Tattersalls yearling purchase raced in the back-third of the field as Conseillante (Quality Road) set the tempo up front through opening fractions of :22.49 and :46.10. Allowed to tip in towards the rail to save ground up the backstretch, Preliminary held that position before advancing three wide into the far turn. Fanned out wider still to be nearly six across the track at the head of the lane, the filly clearly had another gear, dashing ahead inside the final furlong to win as she pleased by 1 1/2 lengths. 5-2 favorite Make the Boys Wink (More Than Ready) had to settle for second.

Preliminary continues a great run for Lope de Vega, becoming his 11th 'TDN Rising Star' and his third in 2023 behind Carl Spackler (Ire) and Algolia (Ire). First dam Lipstick Rose (Ire) is a half-sister to GI Hollywood Gold Cup S. winner Mast Track (Mizzen Mast) as well as G1 Pour Moi Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary victor Jemayel (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}). Lipstick Rose has a 2-year-old filly, Pink Fizz (GB) (Masar (Ire) and a yearling New Bay (GB) colt still to race. Winning owner Klaravich Stables, Inc. and trainer Chad Brown also teamed up to campaign Lope de Vega's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine and 'TDN Rising Star' Newspaperofrecord (Ire).

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