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Parfait First Winner for Midnight Storm

WinBlaze homebred was elevated to first after being bothered down the lane.

Midnight Storm at Taylor Made

Midnight Storm at Taylor Made

Anne M. Eberhardt

WinBlaze homebred Parfait crossed the finish line second a neck back in her debut June 5 at Belterra Park, but was moved up to first by the stewards when Quality Bet was disqualified from first and placed second for interference. After the change in order of finish, Parfait became the first winner for freshman sire Midnight Storm .

Parfait stalked the pace in second in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight for Ohio-bred juvenile fillies. Quality Bet was off slow and rallied to get up late, but leaned in and bothered Parfait down the stretch, leading to a claim of foul from Parfait's jockey, Frank Reyes.

The final time on the fast track was :54.69.

WinBlaze is a partnership between trainer Tim Hamm's Blazing Meadows Farm and WinStar Farm. Parfait is the first foal out of the Tiznow mare Miss Emma Maria, who has since produced a yearling colt and a May 5 filly, both by National Flag.

Midnight Storm, a 10-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, won of placed in 12 graded stakes, with his best victory coming in the Shoemaker Mile (G1T). He raced from ages 3-6, earning $1,783,110 from a 10-5-2 record in 27 starts. From 20 2-year-olds sold so far this year, Midnight Storm's first-crop progeny have averaged $129,650. 

Midnight Storm stands at Taylor Made Stallions for a $7,500 fee.