By Rab Hagin
Patricia L. Moseley’s homebred PRINCESS DREAM romped by 11½ lengths at equal weights over the odds-on four-time stakes-winning runner-up in Suffolk Downs’ six-furlong Isadorable Stakes on Sunday, July 9, as the FREUD filly scored her second win in 22 days and third tally in five starts. About one minute earlier, Freud’s late-foaled 3-year-old daughter, NOBLE FREUD, placed third in Belmont’s graded Victory Ride Stakes at 6½ furlongs for her third consecutive black-type placing while boosting her earnings into six figures. The prior evening about 1,400 miles to the southwest, Freud’s son JUST STORMIN ($138,295) placed third in Evangeline Downs’ $100,000 Louisiana Legends Classic Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.
Princess Dream’s victory came at the expense of a $300K-plus earner who was the overwhelming favorite but no threat, even though that rival placed a clear second. Noble Freud, racing for Head of Plains Partners LLC and Xpress Thoroughbreds LLC, was easily the youngest (foaled 5-22-14) and least-seasoned among the graded Victory Ride (for 3-year-old fillies) runners, but now has three stakes-placed efforts in three starts following her six-length maiden special debut romp at Oaklawn Park in February. Just Stormin, who races for Charles Carlton, had beaten stakes winners in a Delta Downs 1 1/16-mile open allowance optional earlier in 2017, so he was well-qualified to take on six rivals in a $100K stakes.
Also on July 8 on Belmont and Delaware Park turf, Freud’s daughters MUNCHKIN MONEY and MAGGIESFREUDDNSLIP ($224,657) scored by multiple-length margins at a mile and at five furlongs respectively. Munchkin Money, who races for Newport Stables LLC, won a $55,000 open starter allowance in her first start off an almost nine-month layoff, scoring by 3½ lengths against ten rivals, including a recent turf stakes-placed daughter of North America’s leading turf sire. She clocked the mile over a still-wet “good” Belmont grass course in 1:35.84. Stakes-placed Maggiesfreuddnslip, who races for John W. Welch, led gate to wire in her 5¾-length laugher as the favorite among eight Delaware Park starters, which was her second start off an almost seven-month layoff and accounted for her seventh career victory, including tallies on dirt as well as turf.
On Friday, July 7, Tatiana Hernandez’s son of Freud, GUY’S BIG GUY, led at all calls to break his maiden by five lengths at odds-on over Monmouth Park’s main track.
Four Freud runners won in South America during the four-day span of July 5-8: PARSIFAL at Monterrico in Peru, July 7; LA GRAN SOLE at San Isidro in Argentina, July 8; maiden-breakers ALWAYS FREUD and STORM ACCOMPLICE at San Isidro and Palermo in Argentina, July 5 and July 7, respectively. Parsifal, a New York-bred racing in Peru, scored his 15th career victory under the red and white colors of Marcial Stable, pulling away from nine rivals at 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) on dirt to win by two lengths. He also has won on Monterrico turf. La Gran Sole, an Argentine-bred filly racing for El Quinton Lobos, scored by 2½ lengths against six rivals going 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) on wet dirt. Always Freud, an Argentine-bred owned by Los Durmientes Stable, broke his maiden against 11 rivals going 1,100 meters (about 5½ furlongs) on dirt. Storm Accomplice, an Argentine-bred owned by Los Tientos Stable, broke his maiden by three lengths against eight rivals going 1,400 meters on wet dirt.
Anybody have a D’Accord mare? Bred to Freud, a few D’Accord mares have produced eight winners to date, including graded winners FRANNY FREUD ($686,029), a Grade 1 winner on dirt and Grade 2 winner on all-weather, and FOURSTAR CROOK ($544,050), whose eight consecutive victories might comprise the longest current win streak in North America. Franny Freud, a six-and-seven-furlong sprinter who raced for Paul Pompa Jr., Stephen P. Yarbrough, and Winter Park Partners and possibly the only 2010 stakes winner on dirt, turf and synthetic, scored three of her seven stakes victories as a 2-year-old. Fourstar Crook, a 5-year-old mare racing for Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables, scored her first victories as a 3-year-old, her first stakes tallies as a 4-year-old, and has continually improved thereafter. Fourstar Crook’s victories have all been on turf (firm and yielding) at a mile to 1 1/8 miles.