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Upstart
Trainer:Richard A. Violette, Jr.
Owner: Ralph M. Evans
Foaling Date: 2012-04-13
Pedigree: Flatter and Party Silks of Touch Gold
Dosage: 7-5-12-0-0 (24)
Dosage Index / CD: 3.00 / 0.79
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: This aptly-name d Flatter ridgling burst into the upper echelon of the juvenile division with a runaway victory against statebred maidens at Saratoga on Aug. 15 then impressed even more when he returned just nine days later and became a stakes winner. Though he faced only four New York-bred rivals in the Aug. 24 Funny Cide S. at the spa, Upstart had to run down loose-on-t he-lead pacesetter Bustin It, who took a 6-length lead into the stretch, to earn his black type. With jockey Jose Ortiz once again in the saddle, the Richard Violette, Jr. trainee overhauled the Rockville Centre S. winner in deep stretch of the 6 frac12 F contest and edged away for a 1-length final margin. It was another 8 frac14 lengths back to show finisher Bullheaded Boy. Upstart crossed the wire in 1 16.23 and was given a 90 Beyer Speed Figure, five points higher than the 85 he earned in his initial outing. Bred by Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen, the dark bay is out of Party Silks, a daughter of Touch Gold, and was foaled on April 13, 2012. Owner Ralph M. Evans signed a 130,000 ticket to purchase Upstart at the Saratoga New York Bred Preferred Yearlings Sale in August 2013. The Funny Cide boosted his earnings to 163,800. Violette said afterwards that he ll consider Keeneland s G1 Breeders Futurity Oct. 4 for his charge s next start but Belmont Park s G1 Champagne S. on the same day will most likely be his target.


Statistics

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2015 3 1 2 - $507,680
2014 4 2 1 1 $463,800
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