Well-Bred Smart Strike Colt a 'Rising Star' at Los Al

7th at LRCAllowance Optional Claiming ($46k) (6f)Winner: Seattle Serenade, c, 3 by Smart Strike

Smart Strike

7th-LRC, $49,260, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($40,000), 12-11, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:08.90, ft.
SEATTLE SERENADE, c, 3, by Smart Strike
1st Dam: Serenading (Ch. older mare-Can. & GSW), by A.P. Indy
2nd Dam: Daijun, by Deputy Minister
3rd Dam: Passing Mood, by Buckpasser
Seattle Serenade remained unbeaten with a comfortable score Friday afternoon at Los Alamitos, becoming the newest 'TDN Rising Star'. The bay, who sold, for $1,000,000 as a Keeneland September yearling, pressed the pace and earned a hard-fought victory going 6 1/2 furlongs on debut at Del Mar Nov. 12. Hammered down to 4-5 favoritism to remain unbeaten here, he broke alertly and tracked the pace set by Feisty's Cause (Cause Ur Mine) through fractions of :22.34 and :45.46. Asked for more turning for home, the bay leveled off nicely and drew off to a 6 1/4-length score over Tough Sunday (Grazen) in a quick time for six furlongs. The winner is a son of Canadian champion Serenading, who is responsible for Silhouette, a yearling full-sister to the winner. She was most recently bred to Distorted Humor. His second dam is MSW & GISP Daijin (Deputy Minister), a full-sister to GI Belmont S. winner Touch Gold and a half-sister to Canadian champion and GSW With Approval (Caro {Ire}). This is also the female family of GISW Brilliant Speed (Dynaformer).
Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $58,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. (J. G. Sikura), Hollendorfer et al.; B-Hill 'N' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. & N.E.T.P. (KY); T-Jerry Hollendorfer.


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