Amada Rafaela stellar in 'TDN Rising Star' debut win
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Amada Rafaela is an easy winner in her Santa Anita Park debut - Benoit photo

Three Chimneys Farm homebred Amada Rafaela was ultra-impressive in her career bow on May 5 at Santa Anita Park, sauntering to an 8-plus length score in a sizzling 1:09.88 for six furlongs and earning a TDN Rising Star tag for the effort [WATCH RACE].

Amada Rafaela, trained by Bob Baffert, always looked like a winner as she was three-wide early on, then made her move for the lead with about three furlongs to run. Jockey Martin Garcia never had to ask her for her best as she easily moved away from the field and registered an official win of 8 1/4-lengths.

The 3-year-old filly is by Distorted Humor out of Dust and Diamonds, a $900,000 Fasig-Tipton Fall Mixed purchase in 2012 who won the Gallant Bloom H. (G2) and Sugar Swirl S. (G3) and finished runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1). 
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