War Front Half to Honor Code Flies Late to Take Juvy Turf Sprint

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3rd at DMR, Stk, $200,000Qatar Juvenile Turf Sprint S. (5f)Winner: Declarationofpeace, c, 2 by War Front

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QATAR JUVENILE TURF SPRINT S., $202,415, DMR, 11-4, 2yo, 5fT, :57.23, fm.
1–DECLARATIONOFPEACE, 120, c, 2, by War Front
1st Dam: Serena’s Cat (SW, $131,391), by Storm Cat
2nd Dam: Serena’s Tune, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: Serena’s Song, by Rahy
($2,600,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Mrs
John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Dell Ridge
Farm, LLC & Hill N Dale Equine Holdings Inc (KY); T-Aidan P
O’Brien; J-Ryan L Moore. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 8-3-0-2,
$151,155. *1/2 to Honor Code (A.P. Indy), Ch. Older Horse &
MGISW, $2,518,260; and Noble Tune (Unbridled’s Song),
MGSW & GISP, $492,222.2–Sound And Silence (GB), 120, c, 2, Exceed And Excel (Aus)
Veil of Silence (Ire), by Elusive Quality. O-Godolphin Stable
Lessee; B-Godolphin (GB); T-Charles Appleby. $40,000.
3–Out of The Flames (GB), 117, f, 2, Showcasing (GB)–Primo
Lady (GB), by Lucky Story. (30,000gns RNA Wlg ’15 TATFOA;
37,000gns Ylg ’16 TAOCT; £190,000 2yo ’17 GOFBRE). O-Qatar
Racing Ltd.; B-Mr Gary Hodson & Mr Peter Moule (GB);
T-Richard Hannon. $24,000.
Margins: HD, HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 14.20, 3.30, 19.00.
Also Ran: Corinthia Knight (Ire), March X Press, Elizabeth Darcy (Ire), Treasuring (GB), Fairyland, El Dulce, Majestic Dunhill, Count Alexander, McErin. Scratched: Factorofwon, Burnside, Mourinho, Good Guy Bad Guy.

Declarationofpeace, the second-most expensive weanling buy in the 2015 Keeneland November sale at $2.6 million, came with a furious stretch rally to get up in the shadow of the wire and upset the Qatar Juvenile Turf Sprint S. in a 1-2-3-4 finish for European shippers at Del Mar. Graduating at second asking over the Dundalk synthetic track May 10, the dark bay finished last of 22 in the Windsor Castle S. June 20 at Ascot and was seventh in a pair of Group 1 tries before taking an allowance Oct. 6 back at Dundalk and running third in the Al Basti Equiworld Mercury S. there Oct. 20. Let go at 14-1 in this spot, Declarationofpeace settled near the rear of affairs behind a :22.34 quarter. Tipping out into the clear under Ryan Moore at the top of the stretch, he flew home in the final sixteenth to just nail favored Sound And Silence (GB) (Exceed And Excel {GB}) on the wire by a head. Out of The Flames (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) did well to be third after missing the break and Corinthia Knight (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) completed the superfecta. The winner’s dam, a half to MGSW Vocalised (Vindication), foaled colts by Tapit in each of the last two seasons and was bred to Curlin this spring. Third dam is Hall of Famer Serena’s Song, who produced G1SW Sophisticat (Storm Cat) and three other graded winners. Click for the Equibase.com chart or f2VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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