Courtesy of the TDN
5th-Keeneland, $83,921, Msw, 10-20, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 1:17.63, ft, 3/4 length.
FAN THE FIRE (c, 2, Hard Spun–Fanfare, by Curlin), second behind subsequent GI Runhappy Del Mar Futurity third American Xperiment (Nyquist) on debut in an off-the-turfer over the Saratoga mud July 30 and third behind unbeaten GIII Iroquois S. winner Major General (Constitution) second out there Aug. 21, stretched to a mile and switched to grass with a non-threatening eighth in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile S. last time Sept. 6. Back on dirt here, the even-money favorite sat the trip in an inside third and was locked and loaded awaiting racing room in traffic rounding the far turn. Guided out four wide at the top of the stretch, he came with a sustained rally to get past Mumayaz (Bodemeister) for a 3/4 of a length decision.
Fanfare produced a filly by Overanalyze in 2020 and a colt by Nyquist this year.Fan the Fire’s third dam is GISW Victory Ride (Seeking the Gold).
Sales history: $45,000 RNA Ylg ’20 KEESEP; $70,000 2yo ’21 FTFMAR.
Lifetime Record: 4-1-1-1, $87,400. O-Three Diamonds Farm
B-FI Mare Partnership (KY)
DEFENSE WINS (Flatter) victorious at Santa Anita a $175K Fasig Tipton Gulfstream Grad, he pressed the pace and rallied for the win racing 6 furlongs on the dirt at Santa Anita. The 4 yr old gelding was claimed out of the race and we wish his new connections great racing luck.
Making his 2nd start, 2 year old BARBARINI (Flintshire(GB)) was forced to race wide throughout due to his outside post, but he dug in to break his maiden by a head at Delaware Park. He raced a mile on the dirt for trainer Arnaud Delacour and owner/breeder Rhianon Farm.
UNIDENTFIED MAN (Vancouver (AUS)) made it 2 in a row going a mile and seventy at Delaware Park. This time he rated and then cleared for a strong win by 2 1/2 He broke his maiden earlier this year at Oaklawn. UNIDENTFIED MAN is trained by Greg Compton for owners Danny Brown and Charis Brenneman-Smith.
Racing 5 1;2 furlongs at Canterbury Park, RUNNIN HAPPY (Runhappy) angled to the rail and steadily found room to clear the field to graduate in her first start. She is trained by Eric L. Heitzmann for owner Stone Bridge Investments.
Making her third start, SWEET SERENADE, f, 3, Tonalist–Maya Strike, by Smart Strike was rated and then swept by her rivals to win going away in a MSW at Woodbine on Queen’s Plate Day. She raced a mile on the turf for owner Carolyn K. Friedberg and trainer Roger L. Attfield and was bred by R. S. Evans.