Ziebarth Homebred Filly 'Sharp' On Churchill Debut

Sweet Azteca | Coady

7th-Churchill Downs, $115,095, Msw, 5-2, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:09.85, ft, 2 1/4 lengths.
SWEET AZTECA (f, 3, Sharp Azteca–So Sweetitiz {MSW, $180,480}, by Grand Slam) trained forwardly ahead of this debut, both at the Trackside training center and over the local strip, and was bet down from 8-1 to be off at just over 9-2 on debut. Hustled along to dispute the early pace through a quarter-mile in :20.82, the homebred grey maintained a narrow advantage as they raced around the turn. Bracing for an outside challenge from fellow firster Little Prankster (Practical Joke) and a rails rally from Generous Lover (Bolt d'Oro), Sweet Azteca pulled out more in the final furlong and went on to take it by 2 1/4 lengths. The first foal to race out of her dam, a two-time stakes winner over turf sprint trips, Sweet Azteca hails from the female family of dual GI Breeders' Cup Classic hero Tiznow (Cee's Tizzy) and his graded-stakes winning full-siblings Budroyale and Tizbud. So Sweetitiz is also the dam of a 2-year-old filly by Dialed In, a yearling colt by Mucho Macho Man and was most recently bred to Tonalist. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $69,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O/B-Pamela C Ziebarth (KY); T-Michael W McCarthy.



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