Princess Noor Wins Debut in Style
Princess Noor wins debut in style at Del Mar for trainer Bob Baffert. As report earlier, Princess Noor did not disappoint in her debut after several great works. This powerful daughter of Not This Time out of Sheza Smoke Show displayed her prowess under a motionless ride by jockey Victor Espinoza.
This speedy filly gave Not This Time, a leading 7th win as a first crop Freshman sire. Purchased from OBS Spring Sale for a cool $1,350,000, she ran the fastest 1/4 in a blistering :20.1 during the under tack show, under light urging by her exercise rider in Ocala. Owned by Zedan Stables and trained Bob Baffert, this well developed filly wired the field of high priced, well-bred fillies in her debut.
The final time for the 5 1/2 furlongs was a quick 1:04.03 as Princess Noor earned an 84 Equibase speed rating in her debut. See chart below for splits and order of finish. I’ve been touting this filly since I first laid eyes on her back in mid March during the under tack show and from her walk video. A physical standout with great speed and excellent conformation, it was no surprise as she sold for a million plus for this unproven sire in his first crop of 87 juveniles.
Congratulations to the winning connections over at Zedan Stables for bringing this filly home to Del Mar.
In other notes, for those of you who have been keen enough to follow my selections from OBS, this was my third starter to race from my short list. I posted my previous debut winner Union Gables, Hip 598 by Speightstown out of Tonasah and Speeding, Hip 282 by Into Mischief, who finished third by a length on the turf at Gulftream Park.
Next week, Hip 341 Freedom Flyer, my second overall selection, makes her debut on Saturday 8-28-20 in Race 7 for trainer Simon Callaghan and to be ridden by Flavien Pratt at Del Mar. Freedom Flyer is by the red hot sire Constitution out of Rebuke.
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I’m excited to report this was my first runner from my OBS Spring 20 Short List (See below). Also, happy to report my sales topper Hip 1254 (See Video) Princess Noor by Not This Time, is working out brilliantly at Del Mar for her new connections.