PAYNTER COLT SHELLACS FOES IN RISING STAR EFFORT AT SANTA ANITA
June 4, 2018
Mr Paytience survived a three-way speed duel and drew away powerfully in the stretch to graduate first out at Santa Anita and become the latest TDN Rising Star. Picked up for $90,000 at OBS March after breezing a furlong in :10 2/5, the bay broke alertly as a 61-10 proposition before finding himself embroiled as the inside marker in a pace scrum through a :22.53 quarter.
Cutting the corner and shaking off his pursuers soon after straightening, Mr Paytience poured it on the stretch, exploding away to graduate by 7 3/4 lengths in sharp time. Nice Haircut (Square Eddie) completed a one-two exacta for trainer Doug O’Neill. The winner’s dam is a half-sister to GSW Strike Dancer (Smart Strike). She produced a filly by Bluegrass Cat last season before returning to the same sire.
5th-Santa Anita, $60,035, (S), Msw, 6-3, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :52.22, ft.
MR PAYTIENCE, c, 2, Paynter
1st Dam: Kantstopdancin, by Yes It’s True
2nd Dam: Dancing Shoes (Ire), by Danehill
3rd Dam: Emmaline, by Affirmed
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $35,400. O-McShane Racing, LLC;
B-Ballena Vista Farm (CA); T-Doug F. O’Neill. *$40,000 Ylg ’17 BARSEL; $90,000 2yo ’18 OBSMAR.