Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott sent out a talented first-time starter named Hidden Scroll on the Pegasus World Cup undercard, and the Juddmonte Farms homebred blew away the competition to win by 14 lengths while jockey Joel Rosario geared him down at the wire. The sophomore son of Hard Spun ran a mile over Gulfstream's sloppy and sealed main track in 1:34.82, striding his way into the Kentucky Derby conversation with a 104 Beyer figure.
“I am very excited about him,” Mott told thoroughbreddailynews.com. “We liked him and I'm not surprised that he won. But you never know when you're going to see a performance like that. Winning by 14 and being eased up, and it looked like that there were a couple of horses in behind him that were okay. It didn't look like a bad race by any means.”
There are no strict plans for Hidden Scroll's next start, but Mott indicated that it would likely come in stakes company.
Hidden Scroll is a fifth-generation Juddmonte homebred. He is out of the unraced Empire Maker mare Sheba Queen, herself out of the Group 1 winner Etoile Montante (Miswaki). Juddmonte bought into the family with the fifth dam, Nijinsky Star (Nijinsky II), out of the three-time G1 winner Chris Evert, purchasing her for $700,000 at a Keeneland November sale.
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