Salvator Mile S. (gr. III)
SALVATOR MILE S. (gr. III), Monmouth Park, July 06, 2013, $150,000 Added, value of race $157,500, 3 yo's & up, 1 mile, 1:36.96 Dirt FT.
(Dark Bay or Brown Gelding ,
Kafwain Champagne Forever , by Caveat
BStone Farm , KY ; OCostabile, Jr., James and Juliano, Ronald ; TCharles J. Carlesimo, Jr.
(Bay Gelding ,
Malibu Moon St Lucinda , by St. Jovite
BRobert B. Trussell Jr. , KY ; OKasey K Racing Stable and Brier Creek Farm LLC ; TRamon Moya
(Bay Colt ,
Kitten's Joy High Chant , by War Chant
BKenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey , KY ; OHollander, Bruce and Shapoff, Cary ; TPhilip A. Gleaves
Margins: nose, 3, ½ . Others: Discreet Dancer 121 ($9,000) , Lucy's Bob Boy 117 ($4,500) , Small Town Talk 117 ($3,000) , Private Tale 117 ($3,000) , Bowman's Beast 117 ($3,000) . Winning Jockey, Victor Santiago.
Salvator Mile S. Recap
Raging Daoust won his sixth race from seven Monmouth Park starts July 6 when he engaged in a stretch duel with Big Sur that ended the 65th Salvator Mile Stakes (gr. III) in a photo finish. Trainer Charles J. Carlesimo Jr. said the Monmouth devotee never loses a head bob, and sure enough, the 4-year-old gelding did not disappoint, capturing his first black-type win in his first graded stakes effort.
Bred in Kentucky by Stone Farm, Raging Daoust is by Kafwain and out of the Caveat mare Champagne Forever. Consigned by Stone Farm to the Keeneland September yearling sale in 2010, he was purchased for $10,500 by Fox-Straus and began his racing career for Mike Schmeling and Wesley A. Ward.
With two wins from five starts and just more than $30,000 in earnings, Raging Daoust was claimed for $10,000 by his current trainer for owners James Costabile Jr. and Ronald Juliano. Since the transfer the dark bay has visited the winner’s circle seven times (six at Monmouth with Salvator jockey Victor Santiago riding) to improve his record to 9-2-3 from 19 starts and accumulate earnings of $273,203 along the way. He placed third in the Mr. Nasty Stakes at Aqueduct in November 2012.
Raging Daoust is the first stakes winner for his dam, multiple stakes-placed Champagne Forever, whose nine starters have all been winners, including stakes-placed Forever Smart (by Smart Strike)—herself now a producer of three winners from three starters.
Champagne Forever is the dam of a 2-year-old Aljabr colt named Jib Jab Junior and a 3-year-old Quest colt, Gionni Quest, both as yet unraced. She was bred in 2013 to Notonthesamepage.
Second dam Lady Nitro was lightly raced but undefeated and as a broodmare foaled six winners. including three-time stakes winner Soverign Lady. Raging Daoust’s female line is the same that produced multiple champion and Horse of the Year Forego.
Raging Daoust is the third new stakes winner this year for sire Kafwain, who counts five for 2013 and 21 lifetime, including grade I-winning millionaire mare Daisy Devine. A 13=year-old son of Cherokee Run, Kafwain stands at stud at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif. His 2013 stud fee was $5,000.—M.P.