TDN Rising Star, Cash, sired by Shamardal and owned by Earle Mack, surged to overtake favorite Al Nafir in Newmarket’s Sun Chariot card on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. Jamie Spencer, who rode Cash in the two-year-old’s debut race, was impressed by the performance, saying:
It’s difficult to do what he did on this racecourse first time out–I wanted to get him in and to relax and heading to the two I thought he’d be fourth, but he took off and got to the front and idled. I’d ridden him in March before David bought him and loved him the first day I sat on him. I’ve ridden him a good bit at home and he’s an exciting horse. David doesn’t train them to peak first time out and he’s a beautiful horse and very comfortable to ride–he skips over the ground. Sometimes the dip here can feel like a roller-coaster, but on him it felt comfortable and generally a good horse gets in and out of the dip easily here. He should stay at least 10 furlongs next year and if he stays a mile and a half it puts him in another stratosphere. I’ve been looking forward to him running for a month now and told my agent that wherever Cash runs I’m going there to ride him.
For more on the impressive debut of Cash, read Thoroughbred Daily News coverage of the event here.