Courtesy of Vinery / Louise Reinagel

Check My Cheeks First Winner for Congrats

Initial winner by grade II victor Congrats scores first time out

Grade II winner Congrats sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Check My Cheeks won May 1 at Camerero in Puerto Rico. Campaigned by Establo Caridad, she won the two-furlong race by 5 1/2 lengths in :22.71 in her first start.

Rick Sutherland is the breeder of Florida-bred Check My Cheeks, who is a half-sister to stakes-placed Building New Era and is out of the winning Notebook mare White Notebook.

Congrats (A.P. Indy—Praise, by Mr. Prospector) stands for $4,500 at Tom Simon’s Vinery near Summerfield, Fla.