5th-MTH, $44,100, Msw, 7-30, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:12.32, ft.
DARK ARTIST (f, 2, Paynter–Ominous Cat, by Storm Cat) raced in midpack and rallied to a second-out victory on the Haskell undercard at Monmouth, becoming the first winner for her freshman sire (by Awesome Again). Fourth on debut here July 7, the bay was dismissed at 12-1 for this second go-around and lagged a bit off the pace in third behind a :22.60 quarter. Gaining momentum as Beach Girl (Violence) seized control turning for home, she collared that one in deep stretch and strode clear clear to score by 1 1/2 lengths. Beach Girl completed the exacta. The winner’s second dam is MGISW Fleet Renee (Seattle Slew). Her dam foaled a colt by Daredevil this term before visiting Cairo Prince. Sales History: $30,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $28,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Goodwood Racing VIII; B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & WinStar Farm LLC (KY); T-Jane Cibelli.