07/06/2012 4:34PM

Arapahoe Park: Pedigree points to Cosmopolitan in George Wafer Memorial


Cosmopolitan is bred for stakes success as a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup champ California Flag and multiple Grade 3 winner Cambiocorsa. Sunday, she will get her first chance at it when she makes her stakes debut in the $40,000 George Wafer Memorial at Arapahoe Park.

The Wafer Memorial is a seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies. It goes with a field of nine, among the starters Sudden Ghost, who is out of the Grade 1-winning mare Too Late Now, and Hindu Kush, who has placed in four stakes at Turf Paradise.

Cosmopolitan is out of the mare Ultrafleet, making her a half-sister to California Flag, 2009 winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint who has earned more than $1.2 million, and Cambiocorsa, who ran out $522,055. Cosmopolitan, who is by Harlan’s Holiday, will be making her first start off the claim in the Wafer Memorial. She was taken for $20,000 out of a fifth-place finish at Oaklawn on April 14, and on Sunday goes for Randy Patterson and trainer Tyrone Gleason.

“When [Patterson] claimed her in Hot Springs there were nine shakes for her and I think four or five of them were broodmare farms,” said Gleason. “If she can get some black-type somewhere, she’ll be worth a lot more.”

Cosmopolitan owns the best last-race Beyer Speed Figure in the Wafer Memorial, a 63, and also exits a race that has produced three next-out winners, among them runner-up Kiss Me Chocolate, who came back to take a first-level allowance at Lone Star Park with a Beyer of 85. As for

Cosmopolitan, she worked a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.40 in her final prep June 30 at Arapahoe.
Adrian Ramos has the mount.