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Authenticity gets black type in stakes debut
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bluewater sales grad Authenticity proved she was up to the class jump from allowance to graded stakes company with a strong second-place finish in the $150,000 Rampart S. (G3) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.

The 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American, who Bluewater sold for $250,000 at the 2008 Keeneland September Yearling sale, was fourth in the early going of the 1 1/8-mile Rampart, then came three-wide around the turn to finish a clear second, 11 1/2-lengths ahead of her closest pursuer. She earned a 97 Beyer Speed Figure, a career best by 15 points.

“She got bottled up a little bit behind slow fractions but she put in a big run from the three eighths pole,” trainer Todd Pletcher (who also conditions Rampart winner Ciao Bella) said of Authenticity. “She was second best on the day, but for a later-developing filly I think she’s made a lot of progress, and it was great for her to be able to become graded stakes placed.”

Authenticity, bred in Kentucky by Dixiana Stables Inc., is the only foal out of the unraced mare Court of Appeal, who is a half-sister to two-time stakes winner Statement.

Owned by Padua Stables, Authenticity has only raced six times in her career, breaking her maiden in her second start in June of 2011. She missed all of 2012 and has made three starts this year, running third in her debut Jan. 21, then won an allowance race by an eye-popping 17 1/2-lengths on Valentine's Day. She is now 2-2-1 with earnings of $109,755.

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