Bobby Zen

1st-Belmont The Big A, $87,300, Msw, 7-4, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:05.08, ft, 5 1/4 lengths.
ITALIAN SOIREE (f, 2, Uncle Mo–Social Call, by Smart Strike), a well-bred debutante who was hammered to agent Seth Morris for $600,000 at the OBS March 2yo In Training Sale after working an eighth in :10, overcame a tardy start before producing a strong finish to record a resounding win. After veering in sharply at the start bothering her rivals Home Wrecker (Quality Road) and As Catch Can (Mo Town), Italian Soiree, sent off as the 5-2 second choice in a field of five, recovered to quickly to chase the 3-4 favorite and eventual second place finisher Yellow (Bernardini)’s pace set in :23.21 and :46.66. Under Flavien Prat, she responded well to two taps from his left-handed crop in mid-stretch to readily kick clear. Italian Soiree is full-sister to the SW colt Be Better ($333,300), winner of the 2023 Deputed Testamony S. at Laurel Park. Bred to City of Light for this season, Social Call was purchased by Mike Repole for $325,000 in foal to Uncle Mo at the 2016 Keeneland November Sale. Sales History: $290,000 Ylg ’23 FTKJUL; $600,000 2yo ’24 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,500. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV .
O-Hit The Bid Racing Stable, Morplay Racing LLC and Randall Hartley; B-Repole Stable, Inc. (KY); T-John P. Terranova, II.

 

ITALIAN SOIREE, the 2YO daughter of @coolmoreamerica stallion Uncle Mo, breaks her maiden in the opener under Flavien Prat for trainer John Terranova. pic.twitter.com/vJz02DoX4d

— NYRA () (@TheNYRA) July 4, 2024

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