From Last to First, Blame’s Wet Paint Takes the Fantasy

Unstoppable at Oaklawn Park, Wet Paint (f, 3, Blame–Sky Painter, by Street Cry {Ire}) swept Oaklawn’s 3-year-old filly series and stayed unbeaten in Hot Springs with a win in the GIII Fantasy S. The 3-5 choice trailed far back early as 5-1 Grand Love (Gun Runner) led with her ears pricked through :22.98 and :47.08 fractions. Looming menacingly on the turn, Wet Paint swept past the field on the outside under minimal encouragement as Taxed (Collected) and Olivia Twist (Mshawish) chased her home. The Fantasy is a points race on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a 100-40-30-20-10 scale.

Saturday, Oaklawn Park
FANTASY S.-GIII, $600,000, Oaklawn, 4-1, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:44.08, ft.
1–WET PAINT, 122, f, 3, by Blame
          1st Dam: Sky Painter (GSP, $169,755), by Street Cry (Ire)
          2nd Dam: Skylighter, by Sky Mesa
          3rd Dam: Painted Lady, by Broad Brush
O/B-Godolphin (KY); T-Brad H. Cox; J-Flavien Prat. $354,900.
Lifetime Record: GSW & SW, 6-4-1-0, $689,000. Werk Nick
Rating: F. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Click
for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Taxed, 119, f, 3, Collected–Yankee Union, by Yankee
Gentleman. 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. ($27,000 Ylg ’21
KEESEP; $105,000 2yo ’22 OBSMAR). O-Richard Bahde;
B-Brereton C. Jones (KY); T-Randy L. Morse. $109,200.
3–Olivia Twist, 122, f, 3, Mshawish–Twinkling, by War Chant.
1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. ($20,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP; $230,000
2yo ’22 OBSOPN). O-Brad King, Randy Andrews, G. Chris
Coleman, Jim Cone, Suzanne Kirby and Lee Lewis; B-Brushy
Hill, LLC (KY); T-Todd W. Fincher. $54,600.
Margins: 2HF, HF, 2 1/4. Odds: 0.60, 33.10, 50.00.
Also Ran: Condensation, Grand Love, Pate, Towhead,
Take Charge Briana, Royal Spa, She’s Lookin Lucky.
Click for the chart and the PPs.
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