‘TDN Rising Star’ Thoughtfully (Tapit) looks to prove her ‘TDN Rising Star’-worthy unveiling was no fluke in Wednesday’s GII Adirondack S. at Saratoga. The $950,000 FTSAUG purchase romped by 8 3/4 lengths on debut at Churchill Downs June 11 and enters off a best-of-14 five-panel bullet at the Spa in 1:00 4/5 Aug. 3.
Make Mischief (Into Mischief) won on debut against fellow Empire-breds June 18 at Belmont and was second last out in this venue’s GIII Schuylerville S. July 16. She is favored on the morning-line to make amends here.
Several first-out winners also make their black-type bow in this spot. Lucifers Lair (Quality Road) graduated by three lengths on debut at this oval July 19 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Lilac Lace (High Cotton) rallied to victory in a turf sprint at Keeneland July 12 and Ava’s Grace (Laoban) opened her account at Ellis July 3.
Rounding out the field is Beautiful Farewell (Frosted), who is still a maiden after two starts, most recently finishing fifth going six panels here just 10 days ago.