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Sugar Swirl for Rich Mommy

December 18, 2017

Rich Mommy was by far the toughest filly mentally of many nice yearlings we sold at Keeneland September in 2015. We always take our homebreds to the sale with the intention of selling them, so in spite of clean xrays and no major conformation flaws, she sold without reserve for just $7,000.  Thanks to patient handling by trainer Victor Barboza Jr. (and a lack of "luck" in the claim box), she rewarded Winds of Change Stable for their faith. Thanks to everyone for another Cinderella chapter in the long book Star Empress is writing for Lantern Hill Farm.
SUGAR SWIRL S. -GIII, $100,000, GP, 12-16, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:10.44, ft.
1--RICH MOMMY, 114, f, 3, by Algorithms
             1st Dam: Woodford Girl, by Honour and Glory
             2nd Dam: Shawgatny, by Danzig Connection
             3rd Dam: Star Empress, by Young Emperor

1st BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. ($7,000 Ylg '15 KEESEP, $6,500 2yo '16 OBSOPN). O-Winds of Change Racing Stable Corp; B-Lantern Hill Farm LLC (KY); T-Victory Barboza, Jr.; J-Luis Saez. $60,140. Lifetine Record: 10-5-3-1, $162,810. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick Rating:A
2--Bodacious Babe, 117, f, 4, Mineshaft--Blossomed, by Deputy Minister. ($70,000 Ylg '14 KEESEP). O-Panic Stable LLC; B-Hubert H. Vester (KY), T-Jane Cibelli. $19,400.
3--More Than a Party, 119, m, 6, More Than Ready--Party to Party, by Jules. O/B-Richard Malouf & Edwin Broome (NJ); T-Edwin T. Broome. $9,700. 
Margins:2, 1 1/4, 2 1/4. Odds:12.60, 9.30, 73.00.
Also Ran: Dearest, True Romance, Pretty Perfection, Stella Performance, Miss Hollywood. Scratched: Girls Know Best.

  Out of the top three just once in her career, Rich Mommy belied longshot odds to win Saturday's GIII Sugar Swirl S. with a fair bit of authority.
  Heavily favored Dearest (Midshipman) mustered from her rail draw to head off her rivals early on, but she took some pace pressure to her outside as Rich Mommy setlled in the second flight of horses not far away. Tucked in neatly behind a three-way battle for the lead on the turn, Rick Mommy lookedto come off the bridle for a stride or two, but got back to business when pulled off heels and four wide into the stretch. Able to sustain her momentum from there, Rich Mommy too command with a little less than an eigth of a mile to come and strode home a comfortable winner. 
  "I had a perfect trip," winning jockey Luis Saez said. "We broke pretty good and were in the right spot. [Trainer] Victor Barboza told me she comes from behind and I watched her replays, so I let everyone go ahead and we made our run from behind and it worked out well for us."
  Winner of a starter/optional event over track and trip in June, Rich Mommy tacked on a four length success in a sloppy allowance Sept. 22 and was last seen besting More Than a Party by a convincing 2 1/4 lengths. Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig Tipton.

Pedigree Notes:
 Rich Mommy is the first graded winner and fifth black-type winner overall for Algorithms (Bernardini) and is out of a winning half-sister to GSW Motor City (Street Sense), SW Winter Book (Any Given Saturday) and SW & GSP Satulagi (Officer). Rich Mommy is kin to 2-year-old colt Our Honor (Union Rags), a $195,000 Keeneland September yearling who matured into a $435,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile purchase earlier this year.
 Dam of a yearling colt by Munnings, Woodford Girl dropped a Tapiture filly Apr. 28, but was empty for the current breeding season.   (Thoroughbred Daily News - TDN)