Twirling Candy’s Ag Bullet Holds On For Lady Of Shamrock Win

After an unsuccessful fifth behind GISW & ‘TDN Rising Star‘ Faiza (Girvin) on the dirt at Del Mar in November, Ag Bullet made the switch to the grass and immediately found success, posting a 3 1/2-length win Jan. 22 going 6 1/2 furlongs. Stretched out to one mile for the first time in Sunday’s Lady of Shamrock S. at Santa Anita, the gray broke as the narrow 2-1 second choice behind eventual runner-up The Wild Grazer and showed good early speed to contest the tempo up front. Jockey Frankie Dettori, riding in place of an injured Joe Bravo, took Ag Bullet in hand to tuck back in second off early pacesetter Broadway Girls (Army Mule). Chasing while two wide around the far turn, she hit the front with a furlong to run and held off a closing The Wild Grazer to secure the narrow win.

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LADY OF SHAMROCK S., $101,000, Santa Anita, 2-12, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:35.82, fm.
1–AG BULLET, 120, f, 3, by Twirling Candy
                1st Dam: Noble Grey, by Forestry
                2nd Dam: Never Fail, by Holy Bull
                3rd Dam: Peaceful Intention, by Hold Your Peace
($30,000 Wlg ’20 KEENOV; $220,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP).
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Calvin Nguyen & Joey C. Tran;
B-H & E Ranch (KY); T-George Papaprodromou; J-Lanfranco
Dettori. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $101,600.
2–The Wild Grazer (Ire), 120, f, 3, Gustav Klimt (Ire)–Texas
Katie (GB), by Clodovil (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Red Baron’s
Barn LLC & Rancho Temescal LLC; B-Pat McGree (Ire); T-Jeff
Mullins. $20,000.
3–Princess Bettina, 120, f, 3, Will Take Charge–Aiden’s Girl,
by First Dude. 1ST BLACK TYPE. O/B-Donald R. Dizney, LLC (FL);
T-Peter Eurton. $12,000.
Margins: NK, 3/4, HF. Odds: 2.20, 2.00, 4.40.
Also Ran: Tea N Conversation, Nyvan, Broadway Girls, Quickly Park It.

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