The first starter for freshman sire Editorial became his first winner when My Thoughts scored at Delaware Park on Sept. 22.
Bred and owned by Harry Kassap and trained by Tim Woolley, My Thoughts was positioned by Carol Cedeno just off the early leaders in the six-furlong test, went three wide entering the turn, had a clear lead in the stretch over her six rivals and dug in gamely to win by a half-length.
The bay Maryland-bred filly is out of the With Distinction mare Be My Love. She is one of 13 foals in the first crop of Editorial, a winning half-brother to champion and champion sire Uncle Mo.
Owned by Climax Stallions, Editorial entered stud at Roland Farm in Warwick, Md., where he stood his first two years, and shuttled to Peru for the 2019 Southern Hemisphere season. Quarantine issues and a shortage of cargo planes delayed his return to the U.S., forcing him to miss all of 2020. He was back in action at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit this year.
A son of world-renowned sire War Front, Editorial was allowance winner on the turf going seven and a half furlongs at Gulfstream Park, and was second, missing by a head, in his only other start.
His stakes-placed dam Playa Maya, a daughter of Arch who sold for $1.65 million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed sale in 2010, produced eight foals, all winners. Uncle Mo (by Indian Charlie) was the Eclipse Award-winning champion 2-year-old in 2010 after winning all three of his starts, including the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Champagne Stakes. On the board in four of his five starts at 3, all stakes, he retired with five wins from eight starts and earnings of $1,606,000. At stud, he topped the nation’s freshman, second-crop and third-crop sires lists, and his 77 stakes winners include champion 2-year-old and Kentucky Derby-G1 winner Nyquist.
Playa Maya is also the dam of Irish classic-placed Could It Be Love, whose six stakes placings include a second in the Irish One Thousand Guineas-G1.
Editorial, now 7, stood the 2021 season for $2,500 live foal.