Well-related Pioneerof the Nile Filly Wins Debut at Churchill

10th at CD , Msw, 95000 (7f)Winner: Cardamon, f, 3 by Pioneerof the Nile

Cardamon | Coady

10th-Churchill Downs, $94,794, Msw, 9-15, 3yo/up, f/m, 7f, 1:23.15, ft.
CARDAMON (f, 3, Pioneerof the Nile–Soothing Touch, by Touch Gold) came from just off the pace for a professional score at Churchill Downs Sunday. Settled in a stalking position behind initial fractions of :22.02 and :45.71, the 7-5 favorite spurted to the front turning for home, opened up in the stretch and was a comfortable 1 1/2-length winner over Getridofwhatailesu (Ghostzapper) at the wire. Cardamon, a full-sister to Courtier, SW & GSP, $221,103, is a half-sister to Emollient (Empire Maker), MGISW $1,350,400, who herself is dam of dual group-placed Peace Charter (GB) (War Front) and to Hofburg, SW & MGISP, $551,800. This represents the family of French Highweight juvenile champions Coup de Genie and Machiavellian. Soothing Touch, a $550,000 KEESEP yearling purchase, has an unraced American Pharoah juvenile named Best Company in addition to an unnamed yearling colt by the sire. Responsible for a filly foal by Arrogate this season, she was bred back to that sire. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $54,412. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Juddmonte Farms, Inc.; B-Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY); T-William I. Mott.

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