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Shadow Banking

September 17, 2013

New Rising Star Headed to GIII Pilgrim S...

Impressive debut winner and “TDN Rising Star” Shadow Banking (Harlan's Holiday) may return in just over three weeks for a start in the GIII Pilgrim S. Oct. 6.The Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence colorbearer got off to a slow start in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight on the Belmont turf Sept. 11, but rebounded to romp home by 6 1/4 lengths. "He came out of his race real well," said trainer Chad Brown. "We're running short on time getting him to the Breeders' Cup. [The timing is] a little tight, but that's what I'm planning on doing. He's another one that didn't look like he was fully extended in his race. He did it pretty easy, so hopefully he'll be OK."RACETRACK ROUND-UP

Another "TDN Rising Star" for Mill Ridge Farm.  2 yr old SHADOW BANKING was raised and sold as a yearling on behalf of Dr. John Chandler.

BEL, $73,500, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:43 1/5, fm.

+SHADOW BANKING, c, 2, by Harlan's Holiday/Rietondale. Shadow Banking brought an exceptionally deep Chandler family turf pedigree into this belated career debut and was bet down into 7-5 favoritism. Settled kindly at the tail of a five-horse field, the $250,000 Barretts March graduate was waited with and patiently handled, crept up with a four-wide move on the sweeping turn and motored home through the stretch to score a decisive 6 1/4-length victory. The winner's dam, a full-sister to GISW Dynaforce and kin to monster turfers such as Cetewayo, Bowman Mill and De Aar, etc., is already responsible as a broodmare for MSP Profiteroles (Afleet Alex, MSP, $161,092) and Shadow Banking's full brother, the recent GI Secretariat S. runner-up Stormy Len, GISP, $229,675. Additionally, the aforementioned De Aar is the dam of Harlan's Holiday's talented grass runner Willcox Inn. Shadow Banking was also a $100,000 KEESEP yearling purchase.

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