January 26, 2018 - Santa Anita, Race 2, AOC, USD $56,000, 6F, NW1$X
Captain Scotty, C, 4, 2014 by Quality Road
1st Dam: She Is Raging (MSP, $286,863), by Aggressive Chief
2nd Dam: Not So Pleasant, by Pleasant Tap
3rd Dam: Go For Bold, by Bold Forbes
Owner: Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber
Breeder: John R. Mulholland & Martha Jane Mulholland (KY)
Trainer: Peter Miller
Captain Scotty (c, 4, Quality Road–She Is Raging, by Aggressive Chief) ran five overmatched rivals off their feet at Santa Anita Friday afternoon, good for ‘TDN Rising Star’ honors.
A visually impressive 6 3/4-length debut winner for owner/trainer Tim Ritchey at Laurel Park Dec. 3, the $75,000 FTMOCT yearling graduate was off as the even-money favorite while making his first attempt for owners Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable and trainer Peter Miller.
The bay quickly sprinted to the lead and was three lengths in front through an opening quarter in :22.53. Still under a hand ride by Flavien Prat and unchallenged at the quarter pole, Captain Scotty let out another gear in the stretch and kicked away with ease for a 5 1/2-length decision. Stablemate Big League (Speightstown) completed the exacta.
Captain Scotty hails from the same female family as MGSW and MGISP Majestic City (City Zip). His multiple stakes-placed dam She Is Raging is also represented by a Quality Road filly of 2016, a $220,000 KEESEP yearling purchase by Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess. She Is Raging was most recently bred to Upstart. Captain Scotty’s red-hot sire Quality Road was represented by a pair of champions at Thursday evening’s Eclipse Awards.