Medaglia d’Oro’s Endorsed Impresses in Seasonal Debut

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Endorsed | Sarah K Andrew

7th-Belmont, $79,540, Alw, 6-23, (NW1$X), 3yo/up, 6f, 1:08.78, ft.
ENDORSED (c, 3, Medaglia d’Oro–Dance Card {GISW, $502,200}, by Tapit) was highly regarded last year after rallying to score at first asking at the Spa in August and earning an 89 Beyer Speed Figure. He could only manage sixth in the GI Champagne S. here Oct. 6, but had been recently flattered by a pair of runners who came out of his debut: third finisher Principled (Medaglia d’Oro) annexed a local maiden special weight May 11, while fourth finisher Borracho (Uncle Mo) was third in the GI Woody Stephens S. June 8. Well supported as the 7-5 choice facing a short but solid group, the homebred was out-footed into last down the backside behind a :21.99 opening quarter. He came alive and swung very wide into a :44.55 half, and gobbled up ground down the center of the course to inhale Fortune’s Fool (Arch) and prevail by a widening length. A $750,000 pick-up at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale who annexed the 2012 GI Gazelle S. and was third in the GI Breeders’ Cup F/M Sprint the following year, dam Dance Card (Tapit) has an unraced 2-year-old filly named Dance Music (Ghostzapper) and a yearling colt by Curlin. She was bred back to Into Mischief. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $94,850. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O/B-Godolphin LLC (KY); T-Kiaran P. McLaughlin.


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