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Cal-Bred Smiling Tiger Colt Rolls to Rising Stardom at Santa Anita


Photo by Ernie Belmonte

Reprinted from Thoroughbred Daily News. Original article can be found here: https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/cal-bred-smiling-tiger-colt-rolls-to-rising-stardom-at-santa-anita/

Jungle Racing, LNJ Foxwoods and Nexus Racing Club’s Cruel Intention (Smiling Tiger) entered his Santa Anita debut with tons of hype (click for XBTV videos), and ran to the buzz Saturday to garner the ‘TDN Rising Star’ distinction. A $200,000 Barretts April acquisition off a :10 flat co-bullet breeze, the full-brother to Spiced Perfection, MSW, $385,405 jetted to the front at 1-5. Doling out splits of :22.05 and :45.11, the bay put 5 1/2 lengths on second timer Teacher’s Treasure (Square Eddie) and stopped the clock in 1:09.72 over a surface with some moisture in it. Teacher’s Treasure was another 15 1/2 lengths clear of the third finisher. Cruel Intention is the third and final registered foal out of dam Perfect Feat, a daughter of MGSP Bold Feat (Capote). This is the female family of graded winners Changing Ways, Jacodra’s Devil and Jacodra.

4th-Santa Anita, $50,000, (S), Msw, 10-13, 2yo, 6f, 1:09.72, gd. CRUEL INTENTION, c, 2, Smiling Tiger 1st Dam: Perfect Feat, by Pleasantly Perfect 2nd Dam: Bold Feat, by Capote 3rd Dam: Afleet Francais, by Afleet Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $30,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart, the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. O-Jungle Racing LLC, LNJ Foxwoods & Nexus Racing Club; B-Premier Thoroughbreds LLC (CA); T-Bob Baffert. *$200,000 2yo ’18 BARAPR.


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