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Brody’s Cause filly breaks maiden in Santa Anita’s Anokia S.

October 19, 2020

Kalypso’s front-running win in Sunday’s Anokia S. at Santa Anita Park was the first victory for the 2-year-old Brody’s Cause filly, capping a very nice Sunday for her sire that also saw Gospel Way finish second in the Display S.  at Woodbine.

Kalypso wins the $75,000 Anokia S. at Santa Anita Park – Benoit photo

With two stakes winners and four stakes horses, Brody’s Cause leads all First-Crop sires in both categories.

Kalypso wasted little time getting to the lead, taking charge in the first sixteenth. She passed the half-mile in :45.14 with a 1 ½-length lead, then widened in the stretch under a hand ride to get the six furlongs in 1:10.30 on a fast track.

“We’ve been wanting to run her long, but we couldn’t get a race to go,” said her trainer Bob Baffert. “She’s been training well and she’s changed a lot. We’ll stretch her out next time.”

Baffert conditions the chestnut filly for Rockingham Ranch and Dave Bernsen LLC.

Kalypso sold for $240,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Summer Yearlings sale. She was bred by Spendthrift Farm and is the first foal out of the Malibu Moon mare Malibu Cove, who is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Prospective. Malibu Cove has a Mor Spirit weanling and was bred this year to Jimmy Creed.