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Response Time earned her third victory of the year, and her first career stakes victory, on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Timonium, when she scored by 1 1/4 lengths in the Timonium Distaff.

The 5-year-old daughter of Country Life Farm stallion Mosler won back-to-back allowance races at Laurel Park earlier this year, but went to the sidelines after a disappointing performance in the Conniver Stakes in mid-March. She returned to the races for trainer Hamilton Smith in early June and showed improvement with each race. In her start prior to the Timonium Distaff, she was second to Beguine in the Alma North Stakes at Laurel in late July. She went off as the 7-2 third choice in the seven-horse Timonium Distaff field.

While favored Princess Kokachin made her way to the rail and the lead, Response Time was taken to that rival’s outside by Jeiron Barbosa and applied early pressure. As they went past the first quarter in :23.53 and moved up the backstretch, Response Time stuck her nose in front in the two-path and opened up a more sizable advantage around the final turn. Princess Kokachin quickly gave way, and while Malibu Beauty made a move on the outside, she was unable to reel in Response Time. The final time for 6 1/2 furlongs over a fast track was 1:16.79.

The victory improved Response Time’s career record to 8-8-2 from 30 starts, with earnings of $445,658. Bred by Country Life Farm, she was originally purchased by Sandi Dorr as a weanling for $11,000 at the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The following fall, she sold for $75,000 to Patrice Miller/EQB, agent, at the OBS October Yearlings Sale, then for $100,000 to current owner Mens Grille Racing at the following spring’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, held at the sales pavilion adjacent to Timonium racetrack.

Response Time is the first foal, and only starter to date, out of Dominus Effect, a winning daughter of Dominus born at Country Life Farm and campaigned by the farm. In December 2018 Dominus Effect was sold at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, in foal to Mosler, to Faith Leatherman for $2,300. The resulting colt was never named. The mare’s current 2-year-old, a Great Notion gelding bred by Winding Creek Farm and named Bruder, is unraced but currently in training at Colonial Downs. Dominus Effect’s other reported foal, a weanling filly by Rock Your World named Profound Change foaled Feb. 24, was bred by Rolling Meadows Farm. 

 

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