Air Force Blue’s Blue Rockette Romps in Debut
Blue Rockette (3f Air Force Blue x Alienation, by Rock Hard Ten) made her debut look like a walk in the park with an easy victory on Friday night.
Always within two lengths of the leader in the 5 ½ furlong dirt race, Blue Rockette made her move around the far turn under Maicol Inirio and was in the lead before her rivals knew what happened. By the time they entered the stretch, she had a few lengths on the field and pulled away throughout much of that run. In the closing stage, another runner ate into her lead but it wasn’t enough to make an impact with Blue Rockette winning by 3 ¾ lengths for F L I Racing and trainer Naoise Agnew.
Bred by Candy Meadows LLC, Blue Rockette is a half-sister to stakes-placed Allen Giant with the pair out of multiple Grade I-placed Alienation. That mare is a half-sister to Uncle Mo’s stakes winner and Grade I-placed Rally Cry. The family also includes Galileo’s champion Teofilo and Grade I winners Judge Angelucci, Peace, and War.
The sire of five stakes performers, Air Force Blue has registered 26 Northern Hemisphere winners, the fifth most of any second-crop sire.