Filly First Winner for Sire Elusive Warning

Swiss Cocoa scores for son of Elusive Quality standing at Madera Thoroughbreds.

California sire Elusive Warning was represented by his first winner Aug. 31 at Golden Gate Fields when favored Swiss Cocoa won the sixth race in front-running fashion.

The winner, a 2-year-old filly owned by Diaz Racing Stable and Andreas Psarras, is trained Antonio Diaz and was ridden by Juan Sanchez. Making her third lifetime start, Swiss Cocoa was the 9-5 choice in the $12,500 maiden claiming race.

Swiss Cocoa outpaced her seven rivals while opening a three-length lead in the stretch. She won by one length under steady urging while completing the five furlongs on Golden Gate's Tapeta racing surface in :59.04.

Sheila McLeod bred Swiss Cocoa in California out of the stakes-placed winner Swiss Please, by Swiss Yodeler. The bay filly sold for $3,500 to Psarras out of the Madera Thoroughbreds consignment at the Barretts Equine Limited October 2013 yearling sale.

Elusive Warning, a 10-year-old group III-winning son of Elusive QualityValid Warning, by Valid Appeal, stood for $2,500 in 2014 at Madera Thoroughbreds near Madera, Calif.

The Kentucky-bred chestnut won five of 13 lifetime starts for Darley Stable and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, including 2008 Burj Nahaar (UAE-III) at Nad Al Sheba in 2008, while earning $487,332. He ran second in the 2008 Etisalat Godolphin Mile (UAE-II).