Runner-up by a neck to next out GSW Lost Raven in the $125,000 Cicada S. in March, TAKREES battled through early adversity to win an $85,000 allowance on the Opening Day of the Saratoga Meeting. The 3-year-old homebred filly by DAAHER broke in a tangle when the horses on either side pinched her coming out of the gate. She was still five lengths back at the top of the stretch but made up that margin inside the final eighth to win driving past the leader by 1/2 length going six furlongs. 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. She now has two wins and three seconds in seven starts and earnings of $138,025.