It was a second winner in two days for CATHOLIC BOY on Saturday after Marquette Warrior won a Remington Park Maiden Special Weight in her second start.
The 7 ½ furlong turf race saw Marquette Warrior sit just over a length behind the leader as jockey Jose Alvarez allowed the filly to relax early on. The race turned serious around the turn when Marquette Warrior started her charge to the lead. She fanned five wide into the stretch and entered a duel from there.
It was a battle all the way to the line with Marquette Warrior having her head in front at the line in a three-way photo finish.
Bred by Runnymede Farm, Kilshannig Stud, and Merdian International, the Bret Calhoun-trained filly races for Kat Kirk and Wayne Sanders.
She is out of the Distorted Humor mare Cumbria, who is the dam of two winners from two to race. Cumbria is a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Maximova and 11-time winner Energy Town.
Each of Cumbria’s first three dams have produced at least one stakes winner with many of their daughters doing the same.
Marquette Warrior is the ninth winner overall for CATHOLIC BOY, who sits ninth on the Freshman sire list by number of winners. His first crop is led by two stakes performers.