Bette's Aftershock became the first winner for freshman sire and multiple
Grade 1 hero AFTER MARKET (Storm Cat) when driving to victory in Thursday
night's 4TH race at Lone Star Park. Dispatched at 5-1 in his career debut, the
Francisco Bravo trainee alternated for the early lead, began to assert in the
stretch, and pulled away to score by two lengths. Bryan McNeil guided the
Florida-bred juvenile through five furlongs on the fast track in :59 1/5.
After Market, a homebred campaigned by Pam and Martin Wygod, was produced by
their multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Tranquility Lake (Rahy), and took
after her by thriving on the turf. He captured his first four career starts for
trainer Bill Mott, including the 2006 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S.
(G2) at Saratoga and the now-defunct Lexington S. (G3) at Belmont Park.