Status Asthmaticus first winner for Heavy Breathing

Monday, March 26th, 2018

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By Sarah Mace

New York sire Heavy Breathing was represented by his first winner Sunday when sophomore filly Status Asthmaticus rallied from off the pace to win the fourth race at Aqueduct. From her sire’s first crop of 22 named foals, Status Asthmaticus is owned by her trainer Collin Maragh in partnership with the filly’s co-breeders Sunrise Stables and Golden Goose Enterprises.

One of nine lined up to go 6 1/2-furlongs in the $40,000 state-bred maiden claiming race, Status Asthmaticus (fifth choice at 11-1 odds) broke well and chased favorite Scripted and second choice Sunblock who dueled in the early stages through opening splits of 23.57 and 47.51.

Status Asthmaticus made steady progress toward the frontrunners along the backstretch run and came under more vigorous urging from jockey Abel Lezcano in far turn, advancing into third and angling out widest of all at the quarter pole.

The bay filly engaged the duelers in upper stretch, took over the lead in advance of the furlong marker and drew off steadily to secure a 1 3/4-length victory in a final time of 1:19.77. Scripted preserved second, while first time starter Bug Tales checked in third. [VIDEO]

Status Asthmaticus is the first foal out of Pylortes, a placed Kentucky-bred runner by Silver Train who was purchased as a yearling by Steven Howell for the bargain price of $2,200. She has produce two more full siblings to Status Asthmaticus: an unnamed juvenile filly and a yearling colt named Poco. She was bred last year to First Cornerstone (IRE).

Heavy Breathing, by Giant’s Causeway out of Takesmybreathaway, is a full-brother to successful New York sire Frost Giant, who currently heads the 2018 New York sire rankings. A graded stakes-placed runner, Heavy Breathing stands for a partnership that includes Andrew Cohen’s Sunset Stables LLC, Gary Tolchin’s Golden Goose Enterprises LLC and Well Found Management LLC and is located at Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC where he stands for a private fee.


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