Captain Scotty Latest TDN Rising Star For Breeders Mulholland Springs

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Captain Scotty (c, 4, Quality Road--She Is Raging, by Aggressive Chief) ran five overmatched rivals off their feet at Santa Anita Friday afternoon, good for TDN Rising Star honors.   A visually impressive 6 3/4-length debut winner for owner/trainer Tim Ritchey at Laurel Park Dec. 3, the $75,000 FTMOCT yearling graduate was off as the even-money favorite while making his first attempt for owners Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable and trainer Peter Miller.   The bay quickly sprinted to the lead and was three lengths in front through an opening quarter in :22.53. Still under a hand ride from Flavien Prat and unchallenged at the quarter pole, Captain Scotty let out another gear in the stretch and kicked away with ease for a 5 1/2-length decision. Stablemate Big League (Speightstown) completed the exacta. "He's a real horse," said winning owner Gary Barber. That's race horse time on this track and especially from the one-hole.  He ran a one on the Thoro-Graph sheet and a four on Ragozin first time out and you don't see that very often.  I was just worried about the rail draw, but with only six horses, it was okay.   Captain Scotty hails from the same female family as MGSW and MGISP Majestic City (City Zip). His multiple stakes-placed dam She Is Raging is also represented by a Quality Road filly of 2016, a $220,000 KEESEP yearling purchase by Samantha Siegel's Jay Em Ess. She Is Raging was most recently bred to Upstart. Captain Scotty's red-hot sire Quality Road was represented by champions Abel Tasman and Caledonia Road at Thursday evening's Eclipse Awards.

Jan 30th, 2018 10:35 AM

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