Chilean Double For Competitive Edge
Competitive Edge’s worldwide success continued in Chile late last week when the stallion had two winners on the Hipodromo Chile card to give him four winners in four days.
His impressive weekend kicked off with Jump Winner (2f Competitive Edge x Long Jump, by Jump Start) breaking her maiden. Following up a third place finish in her last start, the filly raced among the leaders early on in the six furlong race before separating herself as they turned into the stretch.
It was all easy sailing from there with her jockey easing down in the stretch to win by 2½ lengths. Trained by Rodrigo Pulgar for owner Monsenor, Jump Winner is the first foal out of Group III winner Long Jump and hails from the family of Argentina Champion Mister Phone.
A few races later it was Soy Del Cerro’s time to shine (2f Competitive Edge x Flamingo Hill, by Tiger Hill) in her second start. Third in her debut, the filly returned to six furlongs with more experience on her hands and a big race to run.
Soy Del Cerro went wide around the first turn to challenge for the lead in a move that paid off in spades. Going into the stretch, she had a slight advantage but she was eager to stretch that even further in the coming strides. The filly shrugged off her rival and pulled away to win by 7 1/4 lengths for trainer Eduardo Lab R.
Owned by Los Tanderos, Soy Del Cerro is a half-sister to Listed placed Cardenalicio and four other winners from their winning dam Flamingo Hill. Flamingo Hill herself is a half-sister to Group I Irish Derby winner Frozen Fire and Listed placed Sir Walter Scott with nine other stakes horses under her second dam.
The leading freshman sire by winners last year, Competitive Edge flew past the 40 winners mark over the weekend with 43 winners from his first crop. The sire of six stakes horses, including four stakes winners, he has winners in eight different countries.