“TDN Rising Star” Noted and Quoted became the first stakes winner for her freshman sire The Factor (War Front) with a gritty victory in Santa Anita's GI Chandelier S., which earned her a spot in the gate for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in Arcadia Nov. 5. Breaking sharply, the gray pressed previously undefeated With Honors, who was trying dirt for the first time, through opening fractions of :23.29 and :47.10 with stablemate and fellow “TDN Rising Star” American Cleopatra (Pioneerof the Nile), the full-sister to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, glued to her outside shoulder. American Cleopatra called it quits approaching the quarter-pole and it was a match race from that point on with Noted and Quoted and With Honors on even terms turning for home. Battling stride-for-stride with the pacesetter down the lane, Noted and Quoted got the better of With Honors in the final furlong, edging clear for a determined victory. American Cleopatra faded to eighth.
“When they turned for home, I thought, 'That's a good filly [With Honors] that ran second.' I have a lot of respect for her,” winning trainer Bob Baffert said. “[Noted and Quoted] is a very slight filly. I don't have to do a lot with her, but the fact that she's already proven she can go two turns, that's what we were trying to find out with her. I'm pretty proud of her effort, because she ran against a really great filly.”
Winning rider Rafael Bejarano was happy with his choice to stick with this filly, saying, “I have to give Bob a lot of credit for this. I have ridden both [Noted and Quoted and American Cleopatra] and I started off wanting to ride American Cleopatra because I thought she might be the better filly, but I don't think she really wants to go two turns. Baffert told me that he thought I might want to stay on Noted and Quoted because she was going to be prepared to run the 1 1/16 miles, and he was right.”
Keith Desormeaux, trainer of runner-up With Honors, plans to keep his filly on dirt following this effort.
“I concentrated on freshening this horse after her win at Del Mar, I didn't drill her in the mornings,” Desormeaux remarked. “We came up a bit short today, but it puts her in a position to run a big race on Breeders' Cup day and that's the goal. She is going to run on dirt in the Breeders' Cup unless I completely get overruled by the owners, the jockey, and the conglomerate that runs the show. She's definitely going to run on dirt.”
Picked up by Eddie Woods' Quarter Pole Enterprises for $160,000 as an OBSAUG yearling, Noted and Quoted was purchased by Peter Fluor and K.C. Weiner's Speedway Stable for $375,000 earlier this year after breezing a quarter-mile in :20.2 at the OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Fourth when unveiled in a July 16 Del Mar test in which third-place finisher Champagne Room was second, the juvenile was tabbed a “TDN Rising Star” off an ultra-impressive 9 1/2-length graduation over the reopposing Lake Time (Tapizar) going six furlongs at that seaside oval Aug. 7. She was last seen finishing an even fourth behind Union Strike (Union Rags), American Cleopatra and Champagne Room in the seven-panel GI Del Mar Debutante S. Sept. 3.
Noted and Quoted is the first stakes winner of any kind from the first crop of The Factor, who Baffert trained to a pair of Grade I victories in the Pat O'Brien S. and Malibu S., as well as three Grade II wins. Her stakes-winning dam Silver Cub is a half-sister to MSW Silver Heart (Lion Hearted), who earned just shy of $600,000; and MSW and GSP Aspenglow (Lion Hearted). Silver Cub did not have a foal in 2015, but produced a gray colt by Factum Feb. 18 and was bred back to that sire.
Saturday, Santa Anita Park
CHANDELIER S.-GI, $302,070, SA, 10-1, 2yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:44.88, ft.
1–#@&NOTED AND QUOTED, 122, f, 2, by The Factor
1st Dam: Silver Cub (SW), by City Zip
2nd Dam: Holy Princess, by Holy Bull
3rd Dam: Mason Dixie, by Dixieland Band
'TDN Rising Star' ($160,000 Ylg '15 OBSAUG; $375,000 2yo '16
OBSMAR). O-Speedway Stable LLC; B-Gilbert G. Campbell (FL);
T-Bob Baffert; J-Rafael Bejarano. $180,000. Lifetime Record:
4-2-0-0, $239,580. Werk Nick Rating: F. Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. *First stakes winner for freshman
sire (by War Front).[bullet ad=”summerfieldsales-sold”][bullet ad=”marette-farrell-selected-as-a-2yo”]
2–With Honors, 122, f, 2, War Front–All Her Class, by Street Cry
(Ire). O/B-LNJ Foxwoods (KY); T-J. Keith Desormeaux. $60,000.
3–Zapperkat, 122, f, 2, Ghostzapper">Ghostzapper–Noelle Rose, by Lion
Heart. ($27,000 Ylg '15 KEESEP). O-J K Racing LLC & Bruce
Chandler; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY);
T-Richard Baltas. $36,000.[bullet ad=”stonestreet-bredraised”][bullet ad=”hebert-zapperkat”][bullet ad=”darbydan-shell”]
Margins: HF, 3 3/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 7.40, 9.80, 2.70.
Also Ran: Champagne Room, Lake Time, Bitzka, Nikki My Darling, American Cleopatra, Demigoddess, Datz a Violation, Mistressofthenight. Scratched: Princess Coco.
Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
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