COGNITIVE (f, 3, Uncle Mo–Dream Sweeper, by Salt Lake), backed down to 6-5 to carry the famed pink and green silks of Thursday evening’s Eclipse Award-winning owner Juddmonte Farms to victory, ran to the money with a stalk-and-pounce trip. Settling in just behind the speed while saving ground, the $500,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga grad tipped out turning for home as Spend Spend Spend (Majestic Warrior) assumed command with a strong move. Spend Spend Spend dug in gamely in the run to the line, but Cognitive’s kick was relentless and she wore her rival down late by a half-length in 1:05.08. The winner was produced by a stakes-placed half-sister to MGISW Dream Rush (Wild Rush)–the dam of GISW Dreaming of Julia (A.P. Ind) and stakes-winning young sire Atreides (Medaglia d’Oro)–and is a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Dreams to Reality (Lookin At Lucky). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0.
O-Juddmonte Farms. B-Dr Rod Orr (Ky). T-Bob Baffert.