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After giving serious consideration to a start against the boys in Saturday’s GI Belmont S., trainer Ken McPeek ultimately opted to run GI Kentucky Oaks winner THORPEDO ANNA (f, 3, Fast Anna–Sataves, by Uncle Mo) in Friday’s GI DK Horse Acorn S. It will never be known how she’d have fared over 10 furlongs on Saturday afternoon, but for now, the ‘TDN Rising Star’ proved yet again that she is peerless in the sophomore filly division with a decisive score. Drawn out in gate eight, with the scratching of Becky’s Joker (Practical Joke), Thorpedo Anna was actually beaten to the punch by an aggressively ridden Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly Just F Y I (Justify), but she switched off kindly for Brian Hernandez, Jr. and allowed Just F Y I to set a lively pace up front. Merely sitting against his filly for the run into the final three-eighths of a mile, Hernandez asked Thorpedo Anna to claim the pacesetter approaching the stretch and it was all over bar the shouting. Striding effortlessly into the final furlong, Thorpedo Anna had a good five to six lengths on perfect-trip ‘Rising Star’ Leslie’s Rose (Into Mischief) on the wire, as Power Squeeze (Union Rags) closed for third at longshot odds. Sales history: $40,000 Ylg ’22 FTKOCT. Lifetime Record: 6-5-1-0. O-Brookdale Racing, Inc., Edwards, Mark, Hicks, Judy B. and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek); B-Judy Hicks (KY); T-Ken McPeek.


Another dominating performance by Thorpedo Anna as she cruises to a 5 1/2 length win in the Acorn for ⁦@KennyMcPeek⁩ and ⁦@b_hernandezjr⁩. That’s 5 wins in 6 starts for the fast filly by a combined 31 3/4 lengths. 9-3-2-5

— Tim Wilkin (@tjwilkin) June 7, 2024

Friday, Saratoga
DK HORSE ACORN S.-GI, $500,000, Saratoga, 6-7, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m, 1:49.02, ft.
1–THORPEDO ANNA, 122, f, 3, by Fast Anna
                1st Dam: Sataves, by Uncle Mo
                2nd Dam: Pacific Sky, by Stormy Atlantic
                3rd Dam: Aldebaran Light, by Seattle Slew
TDN Rising Star‘. ($40,000 Ylg ’22 FTKOCT). O-Nader Alaali,
Mark Edwards, Judy B. Hicks and Magdalena Racing (Sherri
McPeek); B-Judy Hicks (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek; J-Brian
Joseph Hernandez, Jr. $275,000. Lifetime Record: 6-5-1-0,
$1,705,663. Werk Nick Rating: A+++. *Triple Plus*
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Leslie’s Rose, 120, f, 3, by Into Mischief
                1st Dam: Wildwood Rose (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
                2nd Dam: Wildwood Flower, by Langfuhr
                3rd Dam: Dial a Trick, by Phone Trick
TDN Rising Star‘. ($1,150,000 Ylg ’22 KEESEP). O-Whisper Hill
Farm, LLC; B-John D. Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock Services
(KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher. $100,000.
3–Power Squeeze, 120, f, 3, by Union Rags
                1st Dam: Callmethesqueeze (MSW, $324,499),
                                by Awesome Again
                2nd Dam: Mop Squeezer, by Roanoke
                3rd Dam: Honey League Girl, by Honey Jay
1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. ($50,000 Ylg ’22 KEESEP; $90,000 2yo ’23
OBSAPR). O-Lea Farms, LLC; B-Forging Oaks LLC (KY); T-Jorge
Delgado. $60,000.
Margins: 5HF, 1 1/4, 2HF. Odds: 0.75, 6.30, 25.50.
Also Ran: My Mane Squeeze, Regulatory Risk, Just F Y I, Where’s My Ring, Gun Song. Scratched: Becky’s Joker
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