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Brushed by a Star Ready for Chilukki

Graded stakes-winner Brushed by a Star will be sold at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Nov. 5, but first she will seek another graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000-added Chilukki (Grade II) at Churchill Downs and the connections are hoping to add some more “black type” to her catalogue page.
 
“She’s doing as good, or better, than she has been doing all year and I expect her to run well Saturday,” trainer Grant Forster said.
 
Brushed by a Star, winner of the Molly Pitcher (GII) at Monmouth Park in July, will be cutting back to a one-turn mile in the Chilukki after five straight races at 1 1/16 miles or further.
 
“My best guess is that she’s a little better at two turns and so the distance (of the Chilukki) concerns me a little,” Forster said. “She competed well in a sprint (second in 6 ½-furlong allowance on May 11) at Churchill and she’s sharp, so hopefully she’ll run well.”
 
A 4-year-old daughter of Eddington, Brushed by a Star began her career with a record of 2-3-2 from 12 starts. She was given about six months off after finishing sixth in last year’s Falls City Handicap (GII) and has since gone 3-2-0 in her last six tries, including wins in the Molly Pitcher and Iowa Distaff. 
 
“We gave her the winter off by design and she matured and grew into herself,” Forster said. “She’s exceeded our expectations.”
 
Brushed by a Star will be offered as a racing and broodmare prospect at the November Sale, but if she happens to return to Forster’s barn then she could come back for another try at the $150,000-added Falls City Handicap (GII) on Nov. 22.
 
 

 

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