Violence's Feedback Guts Out Forward Gal Score Off the Bench

Feedback | Lauren King

'TDN Rising Star' Feedback made good on the promise she showed when romping by eight lengths in her Saratoga unveiling Aug. 12 with a gutsy win in the GIII Forward Gal S. Saturday, her first start since that debut six months ago. Hammered down to 1-2 favoritism to repeat in this return, the bay showed initiative early, but was overtaken to her inside by Fashion Faux Pas (Flatter) and settled to stalk from second through a :22.20 opening quarter. Seizing command from that foe, the Klaravich colorbearer registered a half in :45.34 under Irad Ortiz. Challenged by Bye Bye J approaching the far turn, Feedback kept on finding to hold that rival at bay, as well as a late surging Champagne Anyone.

“I'm happy and relieved, because this horse really didn't have quite enough works into her where I really wanted to run her quite yet, but looking at the schedule and trying to hopefully get her on the [GI Kentucky] Oaks trail, I figured if we don't get her started this weekend it was going to be hard to get there,” trainer Chad Brown said. “We were a little short on works, but she showed her class and her ability to overcome it. I looked at the fractions and she was right up on it which I expected, but I thought she was very vulnerable the last sixteenth knowing that I was a couple works short. But she dug in and showed her class.”

As for what's next, Brown said, “I'll just have to evaluate how much time she needs to recover from this effort because she was quite tired when she came back. I'd like to run her twice more before the Oaks. [The GII Davona Dale Mar. 2] would be the logical thing to do, so hopefully if she's not too knocked out from this and it's just a matter of getting the fitness she needed, she'll be ready to go in four weeks. But, if not, we'll just wait a little longer.”

Pedigree Notes:

Hailing from the second crop of Violence, Feedback is the Hill 'n' Dale sire's third graded winner and 14th black-type winner. The son of Medaglia d'Oro was also represented by a new 'TDN Rising Star' at Gulfstream Saturday in Violencia, an ultra-impressive debut winner for Rodolphe Brisset, who trains one of Violence's other graded winners, 'TDN Rising Star' Talk Veuve to Me. Out of GSP Honest Answer, Feedback is a half-sister to GSP runners Law Abidin Citizen (Twirling Candy) and Sweet Swingin (Street Sense), as well as the dam of MSW R Kinsley Doll (Big Drama). The winner also hails from the family of Canadian champion Truth of It All (Proud Truth) and MGISWs I Ain't Bluffing (Pine Bluff) and Borrego (El Prado {Ire}).

Saturday, Gulfstream Park
FORWARD GAL S.-GIII, $150,000, Gulfstream, 2-2, 3yo, f, 7f, 1:23.51, ft.
1–FEEDBACK, 116, f, 3, by Violence&log=">Violence
1st Dam: Honest Answer (GSP, $182,020), by Tale of the Cat
2nd Dam: Cup of Honey, by Raise a Cup
3rd Dam: Honey Deb, by Herbager
WIN. ($85,000 Wlg '16 KEENOV). O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.;
B-Wolverton Mountain Farm LLC & Cameron Wheeler (KY);
T-Chad C. Brown; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $89,280. Lifetime Record:
2-2-0-0, $136,030. *1/2 to Law Abidin Citizen (Twirling Candy),
GSP, $238,665. Werk Nick Rating: D.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Bye Bye J, 120, f, 3, Uncaptured–Red Pine, by Awesome
Again. ($21,000 Ylg '17 OBSWIN). O-Monarch Stables, Inc.;
B-McDowell Farm (AR); T-Ronald B. Spatz. $28,800.
3–Champagne Anyone, 116, f, 3, Street Sense–Lucevan, by
Ghostzapper. ($70,000 Ylg '17 KEESEP). O-Six Column Stables,
LLC & Randall L. Bloch; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings
LLC (KY); T-Ian R. Wilkes. $14,400.
Margins: HF, NK, 1HF. Odds: 0.50, 5.60, 12.90.
Also Ran: Jeltrin, Horologist, Hollywood Glory, Brunette Princess, Frond, Fashion Faux Pas. Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


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