Tobys Heart justified the 'TDN Rising Star' moniker she earned in her debut with a victory in Saratoga's Bolton Landing S., becoming the first black-type winner for her second-crop sire (by War Front). Overcoming a troubled trip to graduate by 6 3/4 lengths in her Churchill Downs unveiling June 4, she was heavily favored at 1-2 for this step up in class. Running off the fence, the bay bided her time back in sixth as Joy's Rocket zipped through a :22.21 zipped through an opening quarter. Swinging out four wide turning for home, Tobys Heart charged up to confront Joys Rocket in the lane and the two separated themselves from the rest of the pack. However, Joys Rocket proved no match for Tobys Heart who rolled clear to victory.
The winner's stakes-winning dam Pick of the Pack is a daughter of GSW Cat Attack (Storm Cat) and a half-sister to GSW Great Attack (Greatness). The 19-year-old mare produce a Comissioner colt in 2019 and a Commissioner filly Apr. 15 of this year. She was bred back to Astern (Aus). Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
BOLTON LANDING S., $85,000, Saratoga, 8-19, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 1:02.31, gd.
1–TOBYS HEART, 122, f, 2, by Jack Milton
1st Dam: Pick of the Pack (SW, $107,450), by Lil's Lad
2nd Dam: Cat Attack, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Harp Strings (Fr), by Luthier (Fr)
($5,500 Ylg '19 FTKOCT; $45,000 2yo '20 OBSMAR). 1ST BLACK
TYPE WIN. O-Hamilton, Terry and Lynch, Brian A.; B-Trackside
Farm (KY); T-Brian A. Lynch; J-Jose L. Ortiz. $46,750. Lifetime
Record: 2-2-0-0, $92,150.
2–Joy's Rocket, 122, f, 2, Anthony's Cross–Queenie's Pride, by
Special Rate. ($47,000 2yo '20 OBSMAR). O-Team Hanley;
B-Weston Thoroughbreds Training & Sales (FL); T-Steven M.
3–Amanzi Yimpilo (Ire), 122, f, 2, No Nay Never–Honourably
(Ire), by Galileo (Ire). ($300,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP). O-Moulton,
Susan, Detampel, Marc and CJ Thoroughbreds; B-Longueville
Bloodstock &Matrix Bloodstock (IRE); T-Wesley Ward. $10,200.
Margins: 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 1HF. Odds: 0.55, 7.10, 6.40.
Also Ran: Mischievous Dream, Quinoa Tifah, Sweet Souper Sweet, Hara, Sassy Hannah. Scratched: Stylish Rags, Sunny Isle Beach.