Ticker
  • Miss Sunset (3-1) grinds out the win over Chalon in the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Bonus Points (3-1) swings wide and draws clear to win the Maryland Million Classic.Posted 16 hours ago
  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 7 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 10 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 13 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 13 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 13 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 13 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

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.
 
 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories