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sábado, 26 de setembro de 2020

RAPIDINHAS DO TDN

KEESEP IN THE BOOKS, BUT NUMBERS SLIDE AS EXPECTED 

by Brian DiDonato

While there were bright spots and plenty of successes, Keeneland's bellweather September Yearling Sale saw significant drop-offs in trade from last year's strong renewal as the Thoroughbred industry and world at large reel from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conducted over 12 days this year compared to 13 last term and with strict safety protocols in place, the 2020 September sale grossed $238,454,300 from 2,346 head sold. The gross 12 months ago was $359,789,700 from 2,850 sellers. This year's average dipped 19.49% from $126,242 to $101,643; the median dropped 18.68% from $45,500 to $37,000.

The buy-back rate was 29.29% this year and 24.24% in 2019. Outs were higher this time as well from a smaller catalog (954, or 22.3% of the catalog vs. 882, 19%).

THE HOUSE THAT AWESOME AGAIN BUILT

By Katie Ritz

All eyes will be on Santa Anita for their opening weekend feature in the GI Awesome Again S. as Bob Baffert trainees Maximum Security (New Year's Day) and Improbable (City Zip) go head to head for the first time since that consequential first Saturday in May last year. (Race preview p12)

The $300,000 Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" contest could mark the emergence of an unusual stablemate rivalry.

Over two decades ago, the race's namesake was part of a different rivalry-- one for 1998 Horse of the Year.

Awesome Again had gone undefeated that year, claiming five consecutive victories in the GII Stephen Foster H., GI Whitney, GII Saratoga Breeders' Cup H., GIII Hawthorne Gold Cup H. and finally the GI Breeders' Cup Classic.

TODAY’S GRADED STAKES

Juddmonte Royale Lodge S.-G2, NEW 
Juddmonte Cheveley Park S.-G1, NEW 
Juddmonte Middle Park S.-G3, NEW
Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford S.-G2, CUR 
Qatar Racing Renaissance S.-G3, CUR
Ontario Fashion S.-GIII, WO
Chandelier S.-GII, SA
Noble Damsel S.-GI, BEL
Ack Ack S.-GIII, CD
Vosburgh S.-GII, BEL
Rodeo Drive S.-GI, SA
American Pharoah S.-GI, SA
John Henry Turf Championship S.-GII, SA 
Awesome Again S.-GI, SA

BAFFERT APPEARS TO HAVE STRANGLEHOLD ON AWESOME AGAIN

Twice in its last seven runnings, the GI Awesome Again S. has produced the winner of the GI Breeders' Cup Classic, with Mucho Macho Man (Macho Uno) and Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky) completing the double in 2013 and 2018, respectively. Just a field of five faces the starter this weekend for the nine- furlong test--Win and You're In' qualifier for the Classic--but the two marquee horses have legitimate claims at Keeneland in six weeks' time.

Maximum Security (New Year's Day), whose topsy-turvy championship sophomore season saw him miss a start in last year=s Breeders' Cup Classic, is on track for this year=s race and looks to remain perfect in three tries for the Bob Baffert barn since being transferred from Jason Servis. Given plenty of time to recover from his hard-fought success in the $20-million Saudi Cup in February, the bay overcame an eventful trip to defeat Midcourt (Midnight Lute) by a nose in the GII San Diego H. at Del Mar July 25, but looked a different sort altogether when taking out the GI TVG.com Pacific Classic, scoring by three front- running lengths in a result that never truly looked in doubt. Luis Saez, who missed the two post-Saudi rides owing to COVID-19 travel restrictions, makes the trek west Saturday.

SPIELBERG RECEIVES TOP BILLING IN AMERICAN PHAROAH

The highly regarded Spielberg (Union Rags) will look to earn his diploma in Saturday's GI American Pharoah S., a qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Produced by a winning daughter of Smart Strike, the long- striding $1-million KEESEP yearling purchase figures to appreciate this stretch to two turns off a pair of runner-up finishes behind the talented Dr. Schivel (Violence), including a game effort after dueling throughout in the seven-furlong

GI Runhappy Del Mar Futurity S. Sept. 7.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert seeks his record 10th victory

in this race, named in honor of his 2015 Triple Crown hero, off the heels of wins with Game Winner (2018) and Eight Rings (2019).

UNBEATEN PRINCESS NOOR HEADLINES CHANDELIER

Unbeaten TDN Rising Star Princess Noor (Not This Time) looks to punch her ticket to the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in Saturday'Win and You're In; GII Chandelier S. at Santa Anita.

After topping the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training at $1.35 million, she ran to the billing with a Rising Star' performance on debut for Hall of Famer Bob Baffert at Del Mar Aug. 22, then added a facile win in the seven- furlong GI Del Mar Debutante S. last time Sept. 6.

The Zedan Racing Stables colorbearer fired a five-furlong bullet in 1:00 1/5 (1/47) at Santa Anita Sept. 21 for this first two- turn test.

BC SPRINT BERTH ON THE LINE IN VOSBURGH

Following the untimely retirement of the ultra-talented GISW Volatile (Violence) earlier this week, an evenly matched field of six will line up for Saturday's GII Vosburgh S. at Belmont Park, a Win and You're In' for the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint.

The 2-1 morning-line favorite Engage (Into Mischief), winner of last fall's GII Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix S. at Keeneland, makes his first start since finishing a non-threatening fourth in the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. He's been training steadily at Steve Asmussen's Churchill base for this.

LADY PRANCEALOT HOLDS SLIGHT EDGE IN RODEO DRIVE

Saturday's GI Rodeo Drive S. at Santa Anita offers the winner an all-expenses-paid trip to the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Keeneland Nov. 7, and Lady Prancealot (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) figures a slight favorite against six familiar faces.

Winner of the GI American Oaks over this course and distance last December, Lady Prancealot has done her California-based shuttle stallion proud this season, despite not having her picture taken. Fourth to the in-form Keeper Ofthe Stars (Midnight Lute) in the GII Buena Vista S. over a mile trip that is short of her best in February, she was fifth to that rival in the GI Gamely S. in May. A troubled fourth to Bodhicitta (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in the GI Yellow Ribbon H. at Del Mar Aug. 8, she finished fast to just miss in the GII John C. Mabee S. Sept. 5. Umberto Rispoli, who rode for the first time in the Mabee, has the return call.

WARRIOR'S CHARGE HEADLINES ACK ACK 

GIII Razorback H. victor Warrior's Charge (Munnings)

headlines a full field in Saturday's GIII Ack Ack S. at Churchill Downs. Kicking off this term with his first black-type score in the Razorback, the dark bay was second to recent GII Alysheba S. winner By My Standards (Goldencents) in the GII Oaklawn H. May 2. Fourth in the GI Met Mile July 4, he crossed the line second in the GIII Phillip Iselin S. last time at Monmouth, but was promoted to first when the winner was DQ'd Aug. 22.

Ebben (Trappe Shot) takes a step back up to black-type company on a hot streak. Winning while in for a $50,000 tag at Churchill June 13, the gelding scored a decisive optional claimer score at Ellis July 19 and won over this track and trip Sept. 2.

American Anthem (Bodemeister) was purchased by Don Tiger for $145,000 last November at Keeneland and turned over to Danny Gargan. Fourth in the GIII Toboggan S. Jan. 18, he was second in the Stymie S. Mar. 7 and was third in the GI Carter H. June 6. The bay was transferred to Mike Maker, who tried him on turf and found out it was not his preferred surface as the 6-year-old never fired, finishing 11th in the GIII Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint S. Sept. 12.

TIZ THE LAW BACK ON THE WORKTAB 

Sackatoga Stables' Tiz the Law (Constitution) returned to the

worktab for the first time since finishing second to Authentic (Into Mischief) as the favorite in the Sept. 5 GI Kentucky Derby, breezing a half-mile in an easy :50.07 with regular exercise rider Heather Smullen in the irons.

MR. BIG NEWS BREEZES FOR PREAKNESS 

GI Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Mr. Big News (Giant=s

Causeway) put in his final work for next weekend's GI Preakness S. Saturday with a half-mile move in :50.40 (59/68) at Churchill Downs.

With regular exercise rider Tony Camacho in the saddle, the bay went in splits of :13.20 and :25.40 with a five-furlong gallop out of 1:03.20, according to Churchill Downs clocker John Nichols.