Defeat a mortal lock with 2-5 odds, Team Valor International’s How refreshing (Start up) improved from the second debut of a large number on previous connections and brought her six superior opponents to the ground, earning ‘Rising star TDN’ pay tribute to a tour-de-de-dai 6 3/4.
Dramatically overcame 25-1 odds for a runner-up finish at Churchill Downs last May after Ontheonesandtwos (Jimmy Creed) were wagered then for owner Leonard Mattingly and coach Chris Melton, born The $10,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling graduate was acquired by Team Valor’s Theo Barry Irwin.
“She is tall and immature. She had some problems and we gave her plenty of time,” he explained. “We were actually going to run her next week going a mile, but we started to worry that the race wouldn’t fill up, so we pushed her even though she didn’t want to sprint.”
Green Up’s most recent show, a five-feathered bullet at the Palm Beach Downs at 1:01 on March 6, was ready for the tug Virginia. Irwin said the drill was very special.
“Her work is unbelievable,” he said. “She goes out there, she stays with her company, and right in front of the rope, she moves forward a little bit and then gallops, she opens up 12 or 15 lengths at a time. .”
Not a good start for the tracking tachometer Irad Ortiz, Jr., Green Up Tease (Tapit) –Which sister of GI winner Belmont S. Tapwrit– Through solid openings. Relaxing with that one when the 1/4 mark appeared, Green Up quickly set daylight on its opponents and stopped the timer at 1:10.04 while never claiming to pass 1 Last /8 mile.
“It was as I expected and I expected a lot,” Irwin commented. “About three weeks ago, Todd called me and said, ‘Green Up, she’s a classified equity winner, she’s unbelievable.’ He said, ‘I know coaches never call people in with anything but bad news, so I wanted to give you some good news and let you know what a bad one you’ve had. . Pretty cool to have one like this. ”
The winning driver added: “She did everything right. She did it the right way. She put me in a good position. She made everything too easy. At the turn, I just rode her, watching my time. When I asked her, she answered very well. She took off. ”
A May 9 pony, Green Up is no longer half-sister to the sturdy Midlantic disabled pony Just Call Kenny (Jump Start) – also a descendant of AP Indy’s father – GIII watcher Philip H. Iselin S. is his junior career winner and winner of the 2014 Spectacular Award on this main track. Green Up has an entry for GI Longines Kentucky Oaks and is the second Rising Star for Start upwho was represented on the Oaks Trail by GII Davona Dale S. heroine Kathleen O.
4-Gulfstream, $53,000, Msw3-13, 3yo, f, 6f, 1: 10.04, ft, 6 3/4 lengths.
GREEN UP, f, 3, by Start up
Beat One: Green Punch, by Two Punch
Dress 2: Blue jeans, by Green Dancer
3rd dam: Duds, by Ack Ack
Sales History: $10,000 Ylg ’20 EASOCT. Lifetime record: 2-1-1-0, $44,360. Click to view Equibase.com chart or VIDEO sponsored by TVG. Click to view Free Equineline.com catalog style genealogy.
O-Team Valor International LLC; B-Althea Richards (VA); T-Todd A Pletcher.