Brushed by a Star, who scored a
narrow win over Joyful Victory in the Chilukki (Grade II) for owner Team
Forster and trainer Grant Forster, will make her first start for her
new connections in Thursday’s $150,000-added Falls City Handicap (GII) at
her victory in the Chilukki, Brushed by a Star was sent to Lexington and sold
for $400,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale. She was then sent back to
Louisville to continue training under Eddie Kenneally.
new owner is a partnership group: Unlimited Equine LLC,” Kenneally said.
“We’ve seen all her races this year. She won the Molly Pitcher (GII at
Monmouth) and the Iowa (Distaff at Prairie Meadows), too. She’s a very nice
filly and has a lot of residual value as well.”
preparation for the Falls City, Brushed by a Star breezed a half-mile in :47.20
on Friday. It was the second fastest work of 35 at the distance.
worked very well,” Kenneally said. “She came to us very good. She’s sound and
healthy. We’ll try not to change anything. She just won a Grade II. They did a
fine job with her.
already had a Grade II prep for another Grade II. They’re 19 days apart, which
isn’t ideal, but she’s had a fairly light year.”
by a Star will be ridden by Corey Lanerie and carry the top weight of
122 pounds in the Falls City.