Shadwell Farm News

3YO TAKREES Rallies for Runner-up Spot in Aqueduct’s $125,000 Cicada

Making her stakes debut, TAKREES closed quickly in deep stretch to finish runner-up, beaten only a neck, in the six-furlong Cicada S. on the last Saturday of inner track racing at Aqueduct. A Maiden Special Weight winner here in her first start of the year, the 3-year-old filly by DAAHER raced along the rail after breaking from the inside post. With the eventual winner moving off the rail heading for home, TAKREES took advantage of the opening and closed in a hurry inside the sixteenth pole to make it close. She has now finished first or second in four of five starts. The homebred filly trained by Kiaran McLaughlin is out of the Dynaformer mare, Uroobah, who is a half-sister to multiple G3 SW/G1-placed Mustanfar. Third dam is Champion Height of Fashion (FR), dam of Champions Nashwan and Nayef.