Take These Chains is TDN Rising Star for Fastnet Rock
Champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock has had few runners in North America, but Take These Chains (3f Fastnet Rock x Take the Riboon, by Chester House) shapes as a filly of serious potential after earning TDN Rising Star status for her debut win at Gulfstream on Sunday. Trained by Chad Brown, Take These Chains was allowed to find her feet and hit the line in impressive fashion to power clear and win the seven and a half furlong maiden on the turf by two and a quarter lengths. According to Trakus data, Take These Chains covered 10 ft. fewer than the runner-up, but anywhere from 12 to 44 ft. more than the rest of the field. A homebred for Eurowest Bloodstock, Take These Chains is a half-sister to Grade I placed Bookrunner and is the fourth winner for Grade III winner Take the Ribbon.