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Wise Dan's Half-Sister, Enchanting Lisa, Debuts

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Great racing this week kicks off tomorrow with no shortage of story lines. Mucho Macho Man and My Happy Face return in a pair of overnight stakes (read about it here), and the courageous Paynter makes his 2013 debut in a NW3X at Betfair Hollywood Park on Friday (read about it here). Don’t let all the anticipation surrounding these returns cause you to miss what happens tonight, because something just as exciting takes place. Enchanting Lisa, half sister to Wise Dan and Successful Dan, makes her career debut in Race 8 at Presque Isle Downs tonight.
Out of Lisa Danielle, and by War Chant, Enchanting Lisa is a bay 3-year old filly. Like her two older brothers, she is owned by Morton Fink and trained by Charles LoPresti. She has been in training at Keeneland and has put in some nice, solid works over the past month or so. Her most recent work was a 4 furlong move in 48:40 (20/66) on June 8. 
After a couple of scratches, Enchanting Lisa will face a field of 8 other fillies and mares. Based on breeding alone, it is not likely that Enchanting Lisa will have an easy time of breaking her maiden in this spot.  Among her rivals are Wisenbossy, a daughter of Wise Dan’s sire Wiseman’s Ferry, and Personalized, a 4-year old filly by Successful Dan’s sire Successful Appeal. Also in the field is the regally bred trio of Tales to Tell, Personalized, and Supreme Maker.
From the rail out, here is the field for the 1 mile 70 yard maiden affair:
1. Guns N Jewelry—(Indian Ocean—Pushy Broad, by Brocco)                20/1
2. Tales to Tell—(Tale of the Cat—Silver Lover, by Silver Deputy)          15/1
3. Wisenbossy—(Wiseman’s Ferry—Bold n’ Bossy, by Nines Wild)            8/1
4. Personalized—(Successful Appeal—Go Anna, by Storm Cat)               8/1
5. Making Mark Money                                                               Scratched             
6. Enchanting Lisa—(War Chant—Lisa Danielle, by Wolf Power [SAF])     6/1
7. Award—(Midnight Lute—Our Royal Lady, by Seeking the Gold)             9/2
8. First in Time—(Broken Vow—Moon Maven, by Dixieland Band)             4/1
9. Supreme Maker—(Empire Maker—A.P. Dream, by A.P. Indy)               3/1
10. Mizzilli—(Mizzen Mast—Cat’s Glow, by Sir Cat)                                    7/2
11. Clay Pigeon                                                                             Scratched               
The breeders of Empire Way and Lentenor, Margano, Nicanor, and Pennmarydel will be quick to tell you that lightning rarely strikes twice. Though it remains to be seen how successful Pennmarydel will be, the other three full brothers to champion Barbaro have not been nearly as successful on the track as their Kentucky Derby winning brother. The same can be said of Empire Way, a full brother to champion Royal Delta. However, the offspring of Lisa Danielle have been quite successful, and she has already produced three stakes winners. Enchanting Lisa is just beginning her career, but with her breeding, the odds are in her favor that she will be successful.


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Very nice win today. She won without asking and had her ears pricked the whole time
Agreed, Floridaf.
I'll bet money right now- my guys at Pimlico and Laurel will be buzzing about her tomorrow. I'm wondering how her pars came back. Cedar. I agree. Her stride was actually VERY good. A title very few entrants get. Her stride was eating up ground. Her "push" is very powerful, which when needed, will provide very good closing rallies and turn of foot. I bet you her pace pars came back late.. IF, big IF, her pars equal her visual talent... WATCH OUT. I'll post more about her tomorrow when I get my hands on her pace classifications and pars.
Big, effortless, and beautiful stride is right, rafirox! Can't wait to see more from her.
She could race the boys in the Presque Isle Mile and I do think she'll fill her brothers shadows perfectly.
The only thing that looked "green" about her was a bit of bucking/acting up afterward. Her movements are beautiful though- great looking stride
Firstly, I bet against her (I had somewhat strong feelings about this race), so she lost me money. If anything, I'll hold a grudge over her for the $20 lost. Anyway, I was impressed with this performance. She really sat off contently and professionally (rare for a first time starter). She kicked away very easily. The thing that definitely impressed me the most was her stride. Very impressive stride down the stretch and my jaw dropped. Big, effortless and beautiful stride. This one has potential, especially since it was first time out. I'll see how her pace figures come back to look at this effort logically and subjectively, but she definitely passed the "Eye test".
See her ears come up after passing the other 2? She looked good.
Really really hoping they'll point her to something at Keeneland this fall so I can come see her! I can only imagine the price tag that could be put on that mare, not that Mr. Fink would ever sell
Me too. I hoped to catch her on TVG but no such luck. Come on Bloodhorse! I know you can do it!
Waiting on the replay. HRTV fail.
She looked excellent!
What a broodmare! This one looks ready to run for LoPresti.

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