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Intrepid Daydream earned her first career stakes victory on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Pimlico, when she won the Shine Again Stakes by one and a half lengths.

The 4-year-old daughter of Jess’s Dream entered the Shine Again in search of her first victory outside of Delaware Park. In her most recent start on Sept. 1 she was a hard-fought second in an allowance at Colonial Downs going seven furlongs, missing by a head; prior to that, she was third in the Caesar’s Wish at Laurel Park at one mile on July 15 behind Hybrid Eclipse and Award Wanted. In the Shine Again, restricted to non-winners of an open sweepstakes, she went off as the comfortable 11-10 public choice in the eight-horse field. 

With Jevian Toledo aboard, Intrepid Daydream broke well from post seven and soon worked out a trip stalking early leader Beneath the Stars in the two-path. The pair raced through a first quarter of :23.31, and as the pace picked up, Intrepid Daydream looked poised to strike. After a half-mile in :46.25, Beneath the Stars began to give way, and Intrepid Daydream took control and opened up. She was two and a half lengths in front of her rivals by the time they passed the eighth pole, and although longshot Deco Strong closed the margin late, there was no serious doubt about the outcome in the stretch. The final time of the six-furlong dash was 1:12.18.

The victory improved Intrepid Daydream’s career record to 4-3-1 from 10 starts, with earnings of $202,760. It was her first victory of the year from four starts.

Intrepid Daydream is a homebred for Paul “Larry” Fowler Jr. trained by Gary Capuano. She’s out of the unraced Jump Start mare Intrepid Tour. Fowler purchased Intrepid Tour’s dam, Hongkong Tour (Broken Vow), with Gary Capuano as agent, for $6,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2006 and campaigned her to four wins in five starts. Hongkong Tour also produced stakes-placed Touring Hong Kong (Cherokee’s Boy), the dam of stakes winners V. I. P. Ticket (Windsor Castle) and Award Wanted (Macho Uno). 

From four reported foals, Intrepid Tour has produced three winners, all six-figure earners, the others being Intrepid Daydream’s full sister Intrepid Dream, a winner of four of five starts for earnings of $120,395, and Starting Tour (by Buffum), a six-time winner of $101,588. The 11-year-old mare’s most recent foal is an unraced 2-year-old colt named Intrepid’s Legacy (Imagining). She did not have a registered foal in 2022 or 2023 and was most recently bred to Blofeld for 2024. 

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