With her undefeated record on the line, Shidabhuti earned 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a win in the Busher S. at Aqueduct Saturday. Dismissed at 5-1 behind heavily favored Asset Purchase, she was forced back after contact at the break to track that favorite from third. Racing alongside Capella up the backstretch, Shidabhuti loomed four wide between rivals as the field swung around the bend and outdrove Asset Purchase down the lane, assuming command with a sixteenth to run and clearing off nicely for the win, topping a Chad Brown exacta. With the 50 points earned Saturday, Shidabhuti now sits in third in the standings on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.
“Both fillies ran well,” said Brown. “Dylan [Davis] used good judgement on Shidabhuti to stay close and they weren’t going really fast. He put her in the clear in the stretch and he timed it just right.”
“Again today, I had to ride her a little early, but once we straightened up again around the eighth pole, she found her stride again,” added Davis. “I thought she handled this track pretty well.”
Out of a half-sister to MGSP Wind Fire (Distorted Humor), Shidabhuti traces back through her third dam, MGISW Dream Supreme, to GI Hopeful S. winner Majestic Warrior (A.P. Indy). Her dam foaled a filly by McKinzie last year before visiting Not This Time for a 2023 foal. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
BUSHER S., $200,000, Aqueduct, 3-4, 3yo, f, 1m, 1:39.03, my.
1–SHIDABHUTI, 118, f, 3, by Practical Joke
1st Dam: A. P. Candy, by Candy Ride (Arg)
2nd Dam: A. P. Dream, by A.P. Indy
3rd Dam: Dream Supreme, by Seeking the Gold
($77,000 Wlg ’20 KEENOV; $310,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP).
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Peter M. Brant; B-Gabriel Duignan &
Gerry Dilger (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Dylan Davis. $110,000.
Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $189,600.
2–Asset Purchase, 118, f, 3, Dialed In–Quick Hit Fever,
by Dublin. ($10,000 Ylg ’21 FTKFEB; $75,000 Ylg ’21 FTKOCT).
1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-Sheltowee Farm
& Dialed In Syndicate (KY); T-Chad C. Brown. $40,000.
3–Capella, 118, f, 3, Quality Road–Touch the Star, by Tapit.
1ST BLACK TYPE. O/B-Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY); T-Brad H.
Margins: 2, 1 1/4, 4 3/4. Odds: 5.30, 0.95, 3.35.
Also Ran: Ziaerati, La Vita Sofia, Check Engine Light.