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3yo Colt Line of David Sister Girl Blues
First or second in five starts to open his career, Firing Line continued his pattern by finishing a length behind winner American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby on May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Second by a half-length in his debut last fall at Santa Anita, the Line of David colt broke his maiden on the Polytrack at Del Mar before wrapping up his juvenile season running second by a head to Dortmund in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1).
Firing Line kicked off his sophomore year in similar fashion, running a head behind Dortmund in the Robert Lewis (G3) in February. In his first start outside of California, the bay colt romped by 14 ¼ lengths in New Mexico’s Sunland Derby (G3), his final tune-up for Louisville.
Forwardly placed in each of his races, Firing Line finally finished ahead of Dortmund but was unable to turn back his stablemate after a protracted stretch duel in the Kentucky Derby.