Dialed In Filly Answers the Call at Keeneland, Becomes ‘TDN Rising Star’
10th-KEE, $53,520, Msw, 10-14, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:12.72, ft. PHONE CHICK, f, 2, by Dialed In
1st Dam: Dixie Sheikh, by Dixie Union 2nd Dam: Pushing Fifty, by Forty Niner 3rd Dam: Amerigirl, by Drone
Phone Chick overcame a disastrous beginning to earn ‘TDN Rising Star’honors in Friday’s nightcap at Keeneland. Off at odds of 7-1, she spotted the field several lengths at the break, but pilot Joe Bravo remained cool as she raced last of 12 through an opening quarter in :22.32. The dark bay began to rocket past the field on the far turn and continued to roll while swung about six wide entering the top of the lane. She kept on coming in the stretch while getting in some behind the top pair, but was quickly reguided to the outside to impressively mow ‘em down by 1 1/2 lengths. Favored firster Delphinia (The Factor), a $510,000 EASMAY graduate, was second. Phone Chick was a well-beaten fifth in her unveiling at Saratoga Aug. 28. While the impressive winner that day Sky Gesture (Tiznow) resurfaced with a disappointing effort in last weekend’s GI Frizette S., the runner-up Cursor (Quality Road) earned the ‘TDN Rising Star’ badge next out with an impressive maiden win at Belmont Oct. 5. Phone Chick’s unraced dam Dixie Sheikh, a half-sister to 1997 GIII Kentucky Cup Juvenile S. winner Letdown (Cryptoclearance), produced a Baltimore Bob filly this year and was bred back to that stallion. Phone Chick becomes the 12th winner for her freshman sire by Mineshaft. Sales history: $12,000 RNA Wlg ’14 EASDEC; $125,000 2yo ’16 EASMAY. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $32,010. Click for the Equibase.com chart or Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. O-Michael House; B-Alan S Kline & American Equistock Inc (MD); T-Ignacio Correas IV.
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