Girvin’s Faiza Stays Perfect in Las Virgenes

‘TDN Rising Star’ FAIZA (f, 3, Girvin–Sweet Pistol, by Smart Strike) stalked and pounced and then fended off familiar foe Pride of the Nile (Pioneerof the Nile) to prevail by a half-length in Saturday’s GIII Las Virgenes S. at Santa Anita. She stopped the clock in 1:38.46. The $90,000 FTKJUL yearling blossomed into a $725,000 FTMMAY juvenile. After a convincing debut score sprinting at Del Mar Nov. 12, she survived an inquiry after besting Pride of the Nile by a head in the Dec. 10 GI Starlet S. at Los Al. Sales history: $90,000 yrl ’21 FTKJUL; $725,000 2yo ’22 FTMMAY. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0.
O-Michael Lund Petersen. B-Brereton C. Jones (KY). T-Bob Baffert.

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