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Cavorting Scales the Mountain in Adirondack
Updated - 8/10/2014
9th at SAR GII Adirondack S. ($200k) [6 1/2f] Winner: Cavorting, by Bernardini In a battle of juvenile fillies by Bernardini, Stonestreet Stables’ "TDN Rising Star" Cavorting (ex Promenade Girl, by Carson City) got the better of Siena Farm’s Angela Renee (ex Pilfer, by Deputy Minister) in the final sixteenth of a mile en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in Sunday’s GII Adirondack S. at Saratoga. A $360,000 Keeneland November weanling acquisition, Cavorting could not have been more impressive in winning her maiden at first asking at Belmont Park July 3, streaking away to score by 11 powerful lengths. Sent off the 7-2 third choice in her first start since, the bay landed off the pace this time around as Vivian da Bling (Too Much Bling) set the pace from favored Angela Renee--the full-sister to MGISW To Honor and Serve--with fellow Rising Star Wonder Gal (Tiz Wonderful) tracking from the fence a couple of lengths in arrears. Cavorting took her cue from Irad Ortiz Jr. rounding the turn and the duo swept past Take Charge Brandi (Giant’s Causeway) and into a challenging position in upper stretch. Angela Renee took aim on the pacesetter entering the final furlong, but Cavorting ranged up to her outside, dueled briefly and edged clear. Wonder Gal was put in tight a few times in the final furlong and acquitted herself well in third. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0. O-Stonestreet Stables LLC. B-Swettenham Stud (KY). T-Kiaran McLaughlin. Sunday, Saratoga ADIRONDACK S.-GII, $300,000, SAR, 8-10, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:16 2/5, ft. 1--#@CAVORTING, 118, f, 2, by Bernardini 1st Dam: Promenade Girl (GSW & MGISP, $678,990), by Carson City 2nd Dam: Promenade Colony, by Pleasant Colony 3rd Dam: Dance Review, by Northern Dancer ($360,000 wlng '12 KEENOV). O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Swettenham Stud (KY); T-Kiaran P McLaughlin; J-Irad Ortiz Jr. $220,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $265,000. Werk Nick Rating: A+++. *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. 2--Angela Renee, 118, f, 2, Bernardini--Pilfer, by Deputy Minister. O-Siena Farm LLC; B-Siena Farms LLC (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher. $40,000. 3--Wonder Gal, 122, f, 2, Tiz Wonderful--Passe, by Dixie Union. ($210,000 2yo ‘14 OBSMAR). O-Treadway Racing Stable; B-Apache Farm LLC (NY); T-Leah Gyarmati. $20,000. Margins: 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 2 3/4. Odds: 3.75, 1.90, 2.40. Also Ran: Vivian Da Bling, Take Charge Brandi, Phoenix Park, Empressive Humor. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.
Jess’s Dream Arrives in McLaughlin’s Barn
Updated - 8/4/2014

Jess's Dream, one of the highly anticipated 2-year-olds in racing, arrived at the barn of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin at 7:15 a.m. Sunday after a 24-hour van ride from the Stonestreet Training Center in Ocala, Fla.




The colt is the product of a dream mating between Horse of the Year Curlin (2007, 2008) and super filly Rachel Alexandra, the Horse of the Year in 2009. Both champions were raced by the late Stonestreet owner, Jess Jackson, who dreamed of pairing the two before he died in April 2011.




Jess's Dream shipped with three other 2-year-olds - by Tapit, More than Ready and another Curlin - and he laid down for a nap not long after arrival.




"He arrived in good shape with the other three; a little tired, but they shipped great and we're happy to have been selected to train him," McLaughlin said as the feisty Tapit colt bucked and screamed in his stall, while Jess's Dream snoozed next door.




Jess's Dream was born January 22, 2012. His name chosen in a contest and revealed in the winner's circle at the Spa following the running of the 2012 Curlin Stakes.




McLaughlin said the colt will gallop on the main track at 9:20 a.m. Monday.




"We'll get him started tomorrow - show him a new place, canter," McLaughlin said. "He could race this fall. He's been working in Florida at the farm."




McLaughlin knows a horse with such a magnificent pedigree fires the imagination of racing fans, and he, too, is excited.




"I think the nice thing is Stonestreet is very knowledgeable, sharp people, all of them involved, from [owner] Barbara [Banke] on down," McLaughlin said. "They understand the game. Sure, there's a lot of hype, and there should be - two horses of the year being mated. We're all hopeful, but we're just getting started."

Antipathy captures Shuvee
Updated - 7/28/2014

Godolphin Racing's Antipathy was a neck third when making her stakes bow in the Ogden Phipps last out at Belmont Park, but on Sunday the Kiaran McLaughlin trainee held on to take the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga by two lengths in just her second stakes try. The A.P. Indy four-year-old had jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard as she finished 1 1/8 miles over the Spa's muddy, sealed main track in 1:52 4/5.

"It was a great performance. Team McLaughlin needed a win; we haven't run that many live ones. We were real happy to get a win," McLaughlin said. "She's a well-bred filly for Godolphin, and now she has a Grade 3 win to go along with a Grade 1-placing. I thought she ran very well.

"We weren't worried about (the nine furlongs) because she's by A.P. Indy," he added. "She's just gotten good, she's improved a lot, and if you look back at the allowance races she lost, two nice fillies beat us. She's improving and we're very happy to get a Grade 3 win."

Antipathy burst from the gates and onto the lead, but Swinger's Party was determined to set the pace. Charging up Antipathy's inside, that dark bay filly took over through an opening quarter in :23 3/5 and a half-mile in :47 3/5 as Ortiz settled his mount just off the rail in second. Unlimited Budget was keeping in close contact running off of Antipathy's flank while the rest of the field was strung out behind.

Swinger's Party couldn't maintain her hold on the front and started backing up nearing the turn as Antipathy and Unlimited Budget both swept on by. Antipathy regained command and slogged through the drying out stretch as Stanwyck and Hot Stones gave chase. Stanwyck put in what looked like a winning move but suddenly flattened out, taking second by 1 1/4 lengths over Hot Stones after angling toward the inside in the final yards.

Ambusher came next and completing the order under the wire were 2-1 favorite Flashy American, Unlimited Budget and Swinger's Party.

"I just tried to follow the instruction of the trainer. He just told me to ride your own race," Ortiz explained. "On paper it looked like we were the only speed in the race but (Swinger's Party) wanted to go, so I let her go.

No one could catch Antipathy as she earned her first stakes victory in style (NYRA/Adam Mooshian/Adam Coglianese Photography)

"My filly was ready today. Everybody did a great job, the whole team at the barn. I was comfortable. I had a perfect trip. The trainer told me I had the horse. I let her run a little bit and I held my position the whole time. In the last part I didn't want to be too close to the rail. You can see when I get to the last turn I didn't want to be too close to the rail so I let her drift a little bit to get to the better ground."

"Perfect trip," stated jockey Joel Rosario, rider of Stanwyck. "I made a little move on the turn and I thought maybe we were going to get some more. We were probably second best today."

Antipathy paid $6.40 as the 2-1 second choice and improved her career mark to 9-3-3-2, $316,784. The bay lass debuted at Saratoga last September, running fifth on that occasion, then took two more tries at Gulfstream Park to break her maiden. She followed up with a third in an optional claimer at that Florida track in March and wouldn't reappear until taking a similar contest on January 31.

A pair of seconds, over Aqueduct's inner and Belmont Park's main, came during the spring, and Antipathy finally tried stakes rivals for the first time when entered in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps last out. She reputed herself very well, running third that day behind multiple Grade 1 stars Close Hatches and Princess of Sylmar, and was set up for this first career stakes score in the Shuvee.

"We were pointing to (the Shuvee) for so long I wasn't sure what's next, but we might go to (the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign on August 22)," McLaughlin commented about what's next for Antipathy.

The Darley Kentucky-bred is out of the unraced Mr. Prospector mare Love Style, making her a half-sister to multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire and sire Scat Daddy as well as stakes victor Grand Daddy. The trio's second dam is Grade 1 heroine Likeable Style, who is also the grandam of Grade 2 scorer Old Time Hockey.

This black-type rich female family also includes Grade 1 winners Bundler, Quack, Sweet Talker, Include Me Out and Check the Label.

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