Sent away the 3-1 second favourite in Wednesday’s opening-day feature, Bowies Hero was given a beautiful ride by Tiago Pereira and finished fastest of all to take the event been reduced to non-winners of a sweepstakes of over $50,000 at a mile or beyond in 2017.
The two-back winner of Santa Anita’s Singletary S. and exiting a good fourth to subsequent GI Belmont Derby hero Oscar Performance( Kitten’s Joy) in the GIII Pennine Ridge S. at Belmont Park June 3, Bowies Hero was eased back into the latter third of the Oceanside field and was always hard held by Pereira. Allowed to improve a few places as they prepared to swing for home, Bowies Hero was switched off heels and widest into the lane and stormed down the center of the track to outfinish the rail-rallying Pioneer Lad. Grecian Fire completed a good day for his late sire with a third-place finish.
” I was there with a lot of pony all the way around ,” the winning jockey told.” I had a big hold; he was strong. Tyler’s horse[ Pioneer Lad] stimulated that running, but my horse went to him, then went right on by. He was very strong. And he’ll run on .”
In addition to his win in this year’s Singletary on his seasonal return May 6, Bowies Hero annexed this track’s Juvenile Turf S. last September ahead of an eighth in the Zuma Beach S. and an 11 th to Oscar Performance in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
Bowies Hero is out of an unraced half-sister to GSW Mint Lane( Maria’s Mon) and to GISP Sister Girl Blues( Hold For Gold ), the dam of GIII Sunland Derby winner and GI Kentucky Derby runner-up Firing Line( Line of David ). Also seeming under the third dam is MGSW Sharp Azteca( Freud ), recent runner-up in the GI Met Mile. Remembered is the dam of the 2-year-old colt Lundqvist( Afleet Alex) and a yearling colt by Shakin It Up( Midnight Lute ). She was most recently bred to Runhappy( Super Saver ). Artie Schiller shuttles from WinStar Farm to stand the Southern Hemisphere breed season at Emirates Park in Australia, where he is the sire of Group 1 wins Flying Artie( Aus) and Laser Hawk( Aus ).
OCEANSIDE S. , $120,660, DMR, 7-19,( C ), 3yo, 1mT, 1:36.01, fm.
1-BOWIES HERO, 124, c, 3, by Artie Schiller
1st Dam: Remembered, by Sky Mesa
2nd Dam: Sister Girl, by Conquistador Cielo
3rd Dam: Scipio, by Danzig
($ 16,000 RNA Wlg’ 14 KEENOV; $17,000 Ylg’ 15 KEESEP;
$32,000 2yo’ 16 EASMAY ). O-Agave Racing Stable and Hebert
Bloodstock; B-Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr.& Marc McLean
( KY ); T-Philip D’Amato; J-Tiago Josue Pereira. $70,740. Lifetime
Record: 7-4-0-0, $201,325.
2-Pioneer Lad , 118, c, 3, Pioneerof the Nile-Lido Lady, by Lido
Palace( Chi ). ($ 65,000 2yo’ 16 OBSOPN ). O-Paymaster Racing
LLC; B-Magalen O. Bryant( KY ); T-Richard Baltas. $23,580.
3-Caribou Club , 120, c, 3, City Zip-Broken Dreams, by Broken
Vow. O/ B-Glen Hill Farm( FL ); T-Thomas F. Proctor. $14,148.
Margins: 1HF, 1HF, NO. Odds: 3.40, 21.20, 15.70.
Also Operated: Grecian Fire, Bird Is the Word, Rockin Rudy, Arms Runner, Vending Machine, Fortune of War( GB ), Allaboutmike, My Man Chuckles, Lucky Bode, Harbour Master( GB ). Scratched: Monster Man, Reign On( GB ), Placido.