dream fire (f, 2, Flameaway–Appreciating by Sky Mesa) Probably not my favorite GIII Sorrento S. ‘TDN Rising Star’ is overjoyed! (City of Lights) and flashy Baffert/Zedan runners. two (arrogant) but she ran like it Controlling a 2-year-old wife contest from pole to pole
In Del Mar’s joint feature on Saturday, Dreamfyre shattered like a shot from the inner pole and immediately placed a ray of sunshine on the rest. Clicking off early fractions in :21.74 and :45.10 Benedetta and Dua followed up with the remainder of the field stretching back.
Leaving the detour, Benedetta tried to steal the pace from the outside, but Dreamfyre pushed her off and drifted away, opening the gap for Dua on the rail. /2 of the best distance, while Benedetta held second by 7 1/4 lengths over Dua, the remainder of which never cracked the top three.
“She’s fast, I know,” said trainer OJ Jauregui, who won the Del Mar bet for the first time. “That’s why I brought you here for the meeting. I always have my barn in Northern California. She did everything right. And I honestly expect her to compete. She was able to breathe a little about the 5th-16th quarter-pole. So I know I have a chance. She kicks in and she runs really big.”
John Oxley breeds Dreamfyre in Kentucky. and sold it as a one-year-old at Keeneland September to Lehigh for $130,000. Dark Bay changed hands again when 2-year-old OBS Spring went to Northern California’s Danny Eplin for $140,000 after the sale after a long run in: 9 4/5 She debuted in Eplin on July 9 at Pleasanton against the Colts in Everett Nevin S., winning by a smart 3 1/2 lengths after setting all the tempo to become the first bet winner of the Eplin. Her freshman sire, Sorrento marks the start of her second career.
#2 DREAMFYRE ($9.20) won (GIII) 🏆 Sorrento Stakes presented by @Keene Land Sales.
She rode confidently in victory by @HIBerrios for trainer @ojjauregui is not following anyone Autodesk_new. Congratulations to the owner @Dan Eplin! pic.twitter.com/FgEUuX5wGe
— TVG (@TVG) August 12, 2023
It was a good week at Del Mar for Flameway, Darby Dan’s first stallion to get first. ‘TDN Rising Star’ Aug. 6 with Julias Dream and adding the first scoring winner Saturday with Scat Daddy’s son Dreamfyre has nine winners to date in this first crop. Interestingly, 2 out of 9 were non Sky Mesa females and three were from active AP Indy-line Sky Mesa females, who are 23 years old and stand at Three Chimneys with 36 winners. from his daughter
Admired third in GII Natalma S. a decade ago was also a dam of third GI starlet S. Nasreddine (Nyquist) in 2020. She is a half-brother of GSW Buddy’s Humor (Distorted Humor) and a winner of GI Just a Game S. 2016 and $2.55 million Keeneland November mare Celestine, Flameaway Appreciating’s Scat Daddy father, has a Dreamfyre half-sister and a younger sister born June 7 by Gun Runner.
Saturday Del Mar
SORRENTO S. PRESENTED BY KEENELAND SALES-GIII$201,000, Del Mar, 8-12, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.52, ft.
1–DREAMFYRE, 120, f, 2, by Flameaway
Dam 1: Admire (GSP, $105,093) by Sky Mesa
Dam 2: Hi Barbara Sue by Dehere
3rd Dam: Barbara Sue by Big Spruce
Win the 1st bet. . . ($130,000 Ylg ’22 KEESEP; $140,000 2yo ’23 OBSAPR) O-Danny Eplin; B-John C. Oxley (KY); or. J. Jauregui; J-Hector Isaac Berrios $120,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $165,000 *1/2 to Nasreddine (Nyquist), GISP. Werk Nick Score: A+ Click to view eNicks & 5-cross pedigree report or catalog style pedigree Equineline.com is free..
2–be happy118, f, 2, City of Light–Tessie Flip by Grand Slam 1st black type, 1st black type. . . ($290,000 RNA Ylg ’22 KEESEP; $750,000 2yo ’23 OBSMAR) O-Kaleem Shah, Inc.; B-Springhouse Farms & Dromoland Farms (KY); T-Simon Callaghan $40,0 ‘TDN Rising Star’
3–two120, f, 2, Arrogate – Attempt to Name by Consolidator 1st black type, 1st black type. . . ($400,000 Ylg ’22 FTKJUL) O-Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.; B-Wynnstay, Inc., Ake Moore and Jim Richardson (KY); T-Bob Buffett $24,0
Margins: 3HF, 7 1/4, HF Odds: 3.60, 1.90, 1.90
Ran with: Motet, Ur in Trouble, Vinos Angel, Kythira Scratched: Feisty Mitole
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