First 2YO Winner for Competitive Edge
Brilliant G1 Hopeful Stakes winner Competitive Edge sired his first juvenile winner yesterday when the Mark Casse-trained Reiterate, bred by John B. Penn, scored on debut in a 4½-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park. “When they sent her from the training center in Ocala, they said they had pretty high hopes for her,” commented Mark Casse’s assistant trainer Nick Tomlinson. “She’s got a great mind on her. She’s very, very classy.”
Competitive Edge’s only other starter to date was Competitive Queen who ran a half-length second in a 4½-furlong MSW at Keeneland on Monday.
The following day at the Keeneland April preview, Kirkwood Stables’ Competitive Edge filly ex Lefreakcestchic recorded the quarter-mile bullet of :21 1/5 before selling for $235,000 on Tuesday to Shepherd Equine Advisors, Agent for Larry Hirsch. In a TDN series back in March Kirkwood Stables’ Kip Elser had selected Competitive Edge to be this season’s Leading Freshman sire as did Nick de Meric of de Meric Thoroughbred Sales.