TDN Rising Star for Tale of the Cat
With speed to burn, exciting prospect Favorite Tale (3g Tale of the Cat x Tricky Elaine, by Grindstone) earned TDN Rising Star status with an explosive victory at Parx Racing. Prepared by Guadalupe Preciado, Favorite Tale was sent out a short priced favourite following two impressive wins at his only previous starts, but soared to a new level with this electrifying performance. Favorite Tale faced token pressure from two rivals through an opening quarter in :22.42, but began to shake free along the bend, and was in a race all by himself after that. He coasted home to win the six and a half furlong allowance by a daylight margin of 14 lengths. Favorite Tale is one of five winners from Grade III placed Tricky Elaine, a half-sister to US Horse of the Year Favorite Trick.