Shadwell Farm News

3YO TAKREES Rallies to Place in Saratoga’s G2 Prioress

With a strong allowance score here on opening day, TAKREES again showed a big closing kick to place in the $300,000 Prioress S.-G2 at Saratoga. The 3-year-old homebred filly by DAAHER was making only her second stakes start and first in a Graded event. Last in a 10-horse field and 10 lengths back after a 1/2-mile in this six-furlong test, TAKREES swung out wide for the run down the stretch and closed the gap on the front two all the way to the wire. In March she was runner-up by a neck to next out GSW Lost Raven in Aqueduct’s $125,000 Cicada S. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, TAKREES 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.