August 22, 2016
Our friends/clients, John & Jerry Amerman had the TDN Rising Star on Saturday at Saratoga with a win by OSCAR PERFORMANCE. The two year old colt was raised at Mill Ridge Farm & Nicoma assisted with the mating to Kitten's Joy. CONGRATULATIONS!
6th-SAR, $83,000, Msw, 8-20, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:42.89, fm.
OSCAR PERFORMANCE, c, 2, Kitten's Joy/Devine Actress (SW, $107,300)
Oscar Performance delivered a sparkling front-running graduation Saturday at the Spa. Sent straight to the front at 6-1, the bay led through fractions of :23.68 and :48.87 and reported home a much-the-best winner, 10 1/4 lengths clear of One of a Kind (Lemon Drop Kid). The winner is a full-brother to this year's GIII Spiral S. winner Oscar Nominated, GSW, $427,405. His dam, who was also campaigned by Amerman Racing to a win the 2010 Santa Lucia H., produced a Point of Entry filly in 2015 and a Ghostzapper colt this term before being bred back to Flatter. She hails from the family of graded stakes-winning juvenile Sorcerer's Stone (Gulch) and GISW Dramatic Gold (Slew o Gold). Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $50,132. O-Amerman Racing LLC; B-Mrs. Jerry Amerman (KY); T-Brian A. Lynch