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In front running fashion, ‘TDN Rising Star’ Winning Lineup (c, 3, Tapwrit–Smart N Soft, by Smart Strike) picked up ten points en route to the GI Kentucky Derby with this fine score in Smarty Jones S. Asked for a bit of throttle on the first turn by Flavien Prat to secure his lead, the bay took to the backseat. with ears perked up like Western Ghent (American Pharoah) tried to catch up with him. Concussion for the next short time, Victory Formation rushes in with wide open arms on the steady body trained by Brad Cox, Angel of Empire (Classic Empire) while Denington (gunman) sneak in to complete the trifecta. The last time was 1:38.14. ($100,000 wlg ’20 KEENOV; $150,000 Ylg ’21 FTKJUL; $340,000 2yo ’22 EASMAY.)
O-Spendthrift Farm LLC and Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.; Purebred B-Gainesway Co., Ltd; T-Brad Cox.
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