Technical Analysis Takes Athenia In Likely Career Finale

Technical Analysis| Coglianese

In a race packed with quality fillies and mares, Technical Analysis (m, 5, Kingman {GB}–Sealife {Ire}, by Sea The Stars {Ire}) posted a frontrunning score in the Athenia S. ahead of two of her stablemates.

A known face in the Grade I circuits, the 8-5 favorite had last been seen finishing fifth in the GII Mohegan Sun Ballston Spa S. at Saratoga, but beaten barely two lengths in a blanket finish. She'd started her 2023 season with a runner-up effort in the Perfect Sting S. at Belmont over the summer and won the De La Rose S. two back.

Right to the front after the jump here, she showed the way in hand as :23.89, :49.74, and 1:14.26 sailed by on the clock. Called on as she swung into the lane, Beaute Cachee (Fr) (Literato {Fr}) was making a move for the front on the rail, but Jose Ortiz held his lane firm as quarters got tight for that eventual runner-up. Game as they come, she caught a second wind and held off the field by 1 1/4 lengths as Fluffy Socks (Slumber {GB}) closed well from the back to close the trifecta. Technical Analysis's career-closing victory was Jose's fourth on the card.

 

“It's nice to see her go out a winner. I'm so proud of her career,” said Chad Brown. “She's been such a durable horse since the day we bought her as a yearling until now. She's a very dependable horse, the type that any trainer really wants in the barn. I'll miss her.”

Technical Analysis is the flag bearer for dam Sealife, who has yet to produce another runner to make it to the races. She produced a yearling colt by Too Darn Hot (GB) as well as a 2023 filly by Kingman (GB), but has no cover for 2024 on record. Hailing from the family of several Group 1 winners like Australian champion stayer G1SW Rekindling (GB) (High Chaparral {Ire}), Technical Analysis is catalogued to go through the 2023 Keeneland November Sale in Book One as HIP 145. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

ATHENIA S., $150,000, Belmont The Big A, 10-27, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/8mT, 1:49.20, fm.
1–TECHNICAL ANALYSIS (IRE), 124, m, 5, Kingman (GB)–Sealife (Ire), by Sea The Stars (Ire). (200,000gns Ylg '19 TATOCT). O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-Rabbah Bloodstock Limited (IRE); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Jose L. Ortiz. $82,500. Lifetime Record: MGSW & MGISP, 16-8-4-1, $1,059,043.
2–Beaute Cachee (Fr), 124, f, 4, Literato (Fr)–Sign And Seal (Ire), by Hurricane Run (Ire). (€1,500 Ylg '20 ARQAU). O-Madaket Stables LLC, Michael Dubb and Louis Lazzinnaro LLC; B-Gregor Vischer (FR); T-Chad C. Brown. $30,000.
3–Fluffy Socks, 126, m, 5, Slumber (GB)–Breakfast Time, by Kitten's Joy. O/B-Head Of Plains Partners (KY); T-Chad C. Brown. $18,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, NK. Odds: 1.70, 5.60, 2.65.
Also Ran: Sparkle Blue, Favor, Uncorked (Aus), Evidencias (Brz), Eight Danzas. Scratched: Miss Dracarys.

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