Good to see the Thoroughbred Daily News (TDN.com) take notice of the “monster” win by Weemissfrankie, a promising daughter of Sunriver, who stood his abbreviated career at Empire Stud near Hudson, NY. See below.
Sunriver Filly Takes First Del Mar MSW
Msw [5 f (AW)] Winner: Weemissfrankie, f, 2 by Sunriver
4th-DMR, $64,750, Msw, 2yo, f, 5f (AWT), :58 1/5, ft.
+WEEMISSFRANKIE (f, 2, Sunriver–Starinthemeadow, by Meadowlake) a $40,000 OBSAUG yearling, was far and away the most expensive juvenile from the two crops of her star-crossed sire (by Saint Ballado) when selling for $175,000 at OBSAPR. The chestnut had a string of sharp works at Hollywood for trainer Peter Eurton, whose strike rate with first-timers is 6%, and went postward as the 7-2 second choice in this 10-horse affair. Nonchalant in eighth down the backstretch as Love My Way (Pomeroy) winged along on the front end, she was angled out by rider Rafael Bejarano on the turn. Weemissfrankie entered the stretch in the eight path and came storming down the center of the track to seize the win by a half-length before galloping out like a monster. She is Sunriver’s second winner. Lady Fairbanks (Pure Prize) snatched second from Love My Way. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $37,800.
O-Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Rob Dyrdek. B-Hidden Point Farm Inc (NY). T-Peter Eurton.