Blame’s Daisy Remains Unbeaten in the Tempted

Stretching out to the one-turn mile off a smashing eight-length debut success over a sloppy main track at Parx Oct. 9, Fox Hill Farms’ DAISY (f, 2, Blame–Lovely Stay, by Flower Alley) showed some intestinal fortitude to beat back pace-pressing Oldfashioned Style (Old Fashioned) at the eighth pole and strode home to remain perfect in Friday’s GIII Tempted S. at Aqueduct. Fast into stride, the $80,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga graduate headed off her five rivals linking up with the main track and she and Oldfashioned Style had the race to themselves for all intents and purposes. Never allowed a breather through fractions that were comfortable, but pressured, Daisy, the 5-2 second choice may even have surrendered the lead approaching the final furlong, but battled back gamely inside and kicked away to score by about four lengths. Sweet Candy Dance (Twirling Candy) was third ahead of a disappointing 2-5 Navajo (Union Rags) back in fourth. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0. O-Fox Hill Farms. B-Jonathan Sheppard (PA). T-John C Servis.

TEMPTED S.-GIII, $150,000, AQU, 11-3, 2yo, f, 1m, 1:37.13, ft.
1–DAISY, 117, f, 2, by Blame
1st Dam: Lovely Stay, by Flower Alley
2nd Dam: Ratings, by Caveat
3rd Dam: T. V. Ad, by T. V. Commercial
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. ($80,000 Ylg
’16 FTSAUG). O-Fox Hill Farms, Inc.; B-Jonathan Sheppard (PA);
T-John C. Servis; J-Kendrick Carmouche. $90,000. Lifetime
Record: 2-2-0-0, $127,800. Werk Nick Rating: D.
Click for the eNicks report 5-cross pedigree.
2–Oldfashioned Style, 115, f, 2, Old Fashioned–Smartybegone,
by Smarty Jones. ($27,000 Ylg ’16 FTKJUL). O-Leonard C. Green;
B-Angela Ingenito (FL); T-Gary C. Contessa. $30,000.
3–Sweet Candy Dance, 117, f, 2, Twirling Candy–Dancing Rage,
by Sligo Bay (Ire). ($15,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $40,000 2yo ’17
OBSAPR). O-Happy Tenth Stable; B-Annuncio Stanchieri (FL);
T-Alfredo Velazquez. $15,000.
Margins: 4 3/4, 5HF, 2. Odds: 2.50, 9.20, 17.00.
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