October 5, 2016
3rd-BEL, $75,000, Msw, 10-5, 2yo, f, 7f, 1:23.00, ft.
CURSOR, f, 2, by Quality Road/Scarlet Love
Cursor checked in second on debut at Saratoga behind an impressive performance from the well-bred Sky Gesture Aug. 28 and was hammered down to 3-5 favoritim so go one better here. Breaking a step slowly, the bay raced in a three-wide fifth back off sharpy early splits of :22.59 and :45.23. Drawing alongside the leading duo turning for home, the $340,000 KEESEP buy instantly powered clear in the stretch and hit the line three lengths to the good of Special Risk, who in turn was 5 3/4 lengths clear of the third-place finisher. The winner’s dam Scarlet Love is a half-sister to GISW “TDN Rising Star” Tara’s Tango (Unbridled’s Song); GI King’s Bishop S. winner Visionaire (Grand Slam); and GSW & MGISP Scarlet Strike (Smart Strike). Scarlet Love produced an Orb filly in 2015 and a full-brother to the winner earlier this term. She was bred back to Flatter. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $61,600.
O-Courtlandt Farms (Donald & Donna Adam); B-Mill Ridge Farm et al (KY); T-Mark A. Hennig.