Fleetphoto LogoPrincess Noor destroys the Chandelier and the competition in the $200,000 Chandelier stakes at Santa Anita to remain undefeated in three career starts.

The Not This Time filly out of the stakes winning Dam Sheza Smoke Show by the multi millionaire Wilko, broke slowly from the rail, while being boxed in during the first half mile. Veteran jockey Victor Espinoza made his move when he angled out Princess Noor to the three path with 6 furlongs remaining before taking a commanding lead as she galloped home on her own with no urging to win by 8 1/4 convincing lengths.

Victor Espinoza later said that this is the best filly he has ever ridden. The daughter of leading Freshman sire Not This Time has produced 11 winners out of 28 starters from his 90 foals. Trainer Bob Baffert has this talented filly primed and ready for the Juvenile fillies Breeder’s Cup in Keeneland later this Fall.

I’ve been touting this precocious standout ever since the OBS Spring auction when she sizzled a quarter in :20.1and was the sales topper at 1.35M. Listed as my number one overall selection from my OBS Spring Short List, I’m very excited to report that my other top picks are doing extremely well.

I did combine my three short list auction runners into one list with updates and links to follow as they continue to succeed at the racetrack.

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Secret Love Opens Up to Win by 5

Secret Love draws away from a field of nine 2 year-old fillies to win her debut by 5 commanding lengths. Ridden confidently by Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, the All-Time money leader, Secret Love took command of this race midway into the stretch to give her sire “Not This Time” his 11th win to lead all Freshman sires in 2020.

Secret Love, a beautifully built chestnut filly, was purchased from the OBS July 20′ sales in Ocala for 270K after demonstrating her prowess by stopping the clock in :9 4/5 seconds during the under tack showcase.

This speedy daughter of Not This Time out Exotic Design was my second overall selection from the Summer sales in July at OBS, which I previously blogged about and highlighted during my auction recap.

In other racing news, Princess Noor makes her third career start in the $200K Grade 2 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita this Saturday, September 26, 2020 in race 3.

Hall of Fame Jockey John Velazquez by George Zilberman

Secret Love set for Debut at Belmont Park

Secret Love makes her debut on 9-24-20 at beautiful Belmont Park for trainer John Kimmel. Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, Secret Love drew the number 5 post for this NY Bred 6 furlong dash.

Hip #640 A late May foal, New York Bred filly by Not This Time out of Exotic Design, by A.P. Indy, a daughter of Grade 1 winner Exotic Wood and a full-sister to stakes winner Key to Power. This solid chestnut breezed an 1/8 in :9 4/5 seconds, the fastest at this distance from all runners through day 4 at OBS in Ocala. I’ve been extremely impressed with almost every runner by this leading Freshman sire Not This Time as he already produced 10 winners during his first crop of runners , including a graded stakes winner in undefeated Princess Noor, who captured the Debutante stakes at Del Mar in her second start.

 Secret Love makes her debut on 9-24-20

Sold for 270K at the July OBS 20 sales, this speedy filly was one of my favorites selected from the sales as I was enamored with her imposing physical along with her powerful stride. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. Secret Love has a TrueNicks A Rating.

Hoping to see Secret Love get the win for her connections in this Maiden Special Weight for 2 year-old fillies. Purse $52,000

 Secret Love makes her debut on 9-24-20

Click here to follow the rest of my 2 year-olds from my 2020 Short List as we go for win number 5.

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 Secret Love makes her debut on 9-24-20

Mister Luigi Wins Easily in Debut at Laurel Park

Mister Luigi Wins Easily in Debut at Laurel Park

Mister Luigi a recent sales graduate from the July 20 OBS auction, this impressive winner circled the field around the stretch turn as female jockey Katie Davis took control of the race with Mister Luigi. Having to go 4 wide heading into the stretch before drawing away to an easy 3 1/2 length win under a strong hand ride.

This powerful colt is by the 2004 Horse of the Year sire Ghostzapper out of the 6- time winner Getback Time, who amassed earnings of 384K during her successful career in California.

Owned by Lugamo Racing and trained by Salomon Sanchez, this classy bay colt was purchased for the bargain price of just 14K after running a quarter in a respectable :21.2 at the Ocala sales in July. For those of you who have been following my Auction 20 Short List from all three major auctions for 2 year-olds, this was my 4th winner.

Mister Luigi rewarded my backers handsomely as he paid $13.40 for the win. Lugamo Racing received instant dividends as they collected $18,810 for the victory in race 3 at Laurel Park. Time for the six furlong sprint was 1:11.54 as Mister Luigi went unclaimed while earning an Equibase speed figure of 73.                                                         

Katie Davis comes from a family of jockeys. Her father Robbie Davis, now turned trainer, was an excellent rider in New York. Brother Dylan Davis is having his best year finishing with 17 wins at the recent Saratoga meet. Older sister Jackie Davis riding at Delaware, Parx, and NYRA has accumulated 678 career wins to date.

In other racing news, Speeding, the Into Mischief filly who finished third in her debut on the turf, is entered on the dirt at Gulfstream.

Scheduled for race 6 going 6 furlongs on the dirt on September 18th, 2020. Speeding drew a favorable outside post position number 5 in a field of 10 in this 68K maiden special weight for 2 year-old fillies.