TDN RISING STARS

July 7, 2005 - Belmont Park, Race 4, Msw, USD $43,000, 5 1/2f

Diabolical, c, 2, 2003 by Artax

1st Dam: Bonnie Byerly, by Dayjur
2nd Dam: Plenty Of Grace, by Roberto
3rd Dam: Wings of Grace, by Key to the Mint

Owner: Puglisi Stables
Breeder: Longleaf Pine Farm (KY)
Trainer: Steve Klesaris

Hailing from an outstanding Darby Dan family, Diabolical was knocked down to W.D. North for $62,000 at last year's KEESEP sale and turned into a pinhooking home run at the OBSFEB sale a few months back. The attractive chestnut colt turned heads when he breezed a quarter mile in a bullet :21.2 during the first under-tack show and was taken by current connections for $300,000, the co-fourth highest price at the event. The 11-10 chalk broke alertly from the inside, cut the corner into the stretch and pulled impressively clear to win by 9 3/4 lengths. Sinkwich (Trippi) was second, a neck better than Tahoe Warrior (Carson City). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $25,800.

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