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Given a cozy inside trip from gate one by Flavien Prat, Alpha Delta Stables’ RAGING SEA (f, 4, Curlin–Stormy Welcome, by Storm Cat) went on the offensive in the stretch and powered clear to make a victorious seasonal return in Friday’s GIII Baird Doubledogdare S. at Keeneland.

Sent off as the 5-2 second choice while making her first start since annexing last year’s GIII Comely S. in November at Aqueduct, the homebred fell into the box seat in the early going as Loved (Medaglia d’Oro) cut out even fractions while tracked along by Hidden Connection (Connect) to her outside. Loved continued to hold a short lead into the turn, but Hidden Connection was breathing right down her neck while Raging Sea was waiting for her cue just in behind. Hidden Connection got the better of the tussle on the front end and put away Loved nearing the stretch, but Raging Sea popped away from the inside soon after, wrested command a sixteenth of a mile from home and went further clear with each stride, scoring by about four lengths on the wire. Even-money ‘TDN Rising Star’ Scylla (Tapit) raced in between horses in the second flight, but was flat-footed when the real running started and grinded her way into a trifecta finish.

 

Watch the full replay as RAGING SEA makes a stand in the Baird Doubledogdare (G3)! pic.twitter.com/kSbieV71Pm

— Keeneland Racing (@keenelandracing) April 19, 2024

Friday, Keeneland
BAIRD DOUBLEDOGDARE S.-GIII, $300,000, Keeneland, 4-19, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:44.24, ft.
1–RAGING SEA, 120, f, 4, by Curlin
                1st Dam: Stormy Welcome, by Storm Cat
                2nd Dam: Welcome Surprise, by Seeking the Gold
                3rd Dam: Weekend Surprise, by Secretariat
($300,000 RNA Ylg ’21 KEESEP). O/B-Alpha Delta Stables, LLC (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Flavien Prat. $181,350. Lifetime Record: GISP, 8-4-1-1, $645,978. *1/2 to Welcoming (Tapit), MSP, $179,812. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree or free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Hidden Connection, 118, m, 5, Connect–C J’s Gal, by Awesome Again. ($49,000 RNA Wlg ’19 KEENOV; $40,000 Ylg ’20 KEESEP; $55,000 RNA 2yo ’21 OBSAPR; $85,000 2yo ’21 OBSOPN). O-Hidden Brook Farm and Black Type Thoroughbreds; B-St. Simon Place (KY); T-W. Bret Calhoun. $58,500.
3–Scylla, 118, f, 4, Tapit–Close Hatches, by First Defence. 1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE.TDN Rising Star‘. O/B-Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY); T-William I. Mott. $29,250.
Margins: 3 1/4, 1HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 2.79, 13.53, 1.14.
Also Ran: Loved, Queen of Missoula, Saddle Up Jessie, Curl Girl.
Click for the Equibase.com chart or the TJCIS.com PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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