June 5, 2017
Friends/clients, John and Jerry Amerman won on Satruday at Belmont Park with last year's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf hero Oscar Performance. The the talented TDN Rising Star bounced back in a big way in Saturday's GIII Pennine Ridge S. Jose Ortiz remained very confident as he and Oscar Performance strode past the quarter pole shaking off Secretary at War in upper stretch before easily holding heavily favored Good Samaritan at bay by 1 3/4 lengths. Ticonderoga rounded out the trifecta.
PENNINE RIDGE S.-GIII, $200,000, BEL, 6-3, 3yo, 1 1/8mT, 1:48.44, fm.
1--OSCAR PERFORMANCE, 123, r, 3, by Kitten's Joy/Devine Actress (SW, $107,300), O-Amerman Racing LLC; B-Mrs. Jerry Amerman (KY); T-Brian A. Lynch; J-Jose L. Ortiz. $120,000. Lifetime Record: GISW, 7-4-0-0, $847,632. *Full to Oscar Nominated, GSW & GISP, $806,195.
2--Good Samaritan, 121, c, 3, Harlan's Holiday/Pull Dancer,
3--Ticonderoga, 117, c, 3, Tapit/Keertana
The winner's dam annexed the 2010 Santa Lucia H. over 8 1/2 panels of all-weather at Santa Anita in 2010 for Amerman Racing, and produced back-to-back graded winners with her second and third foals in last year's GIII Spiral S. hero Oscar Performance and Oscar Nominated. Devine Actress has an unraced 2-year-old filly named Emmy Performance (Point of Entry), and a yearling colt by Ghostzapper.