Stakes Success for Tale of the Cat Filly

Enchanting Lady (Tale Of The Cat) winning the Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita

Promising filly Enchanting Lady (3f Tale of the Cat x AP Baby, by AP Indy) scored her first Black Type win this year when taking out the $77,050 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday.

A stakes-winner at Santa Anita last year, the Bob Baffert trained filly improved on a first up fifth in the Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes to win this six and a half furlong sprint by two and a half lengths for in form-owner Kaleem Shah.

“The last few days have been a lot fun,” said Shah, whose star colt Dortmund won the Santa Anita Derby, while his filly Luminance (3f Tale of the Cat x Siren Serenade, by Unbridled’s Song) was second in the Santa Anita Oaks.

“I named this filly after my wife and she really came through today. I had a lot of confidence coming into today. Bob told me she’s good sprinting and hopefully she can continue to move forward off of this.”

A $90,000 Keeneland September Yearling purchase, Enchanting Lady blossomed as a two year-old to fetch $650,000 at the OBS March Sale last year after breezing a furlong in a tick over 10 seconds.

She has now won two races and finished second once from just four starts earning over $134,000 in prizemoney.

Another high class filly for Tale of the Cat, Enchanting Lady is the first stakes-winner for AP Baby, a three-quarter sister-in-blood to Grade III winner Olmodavor.

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