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Morning Twilight Rockets to Stakes Glory, WPT Stays Hot / Monday, October 18, 2021

After delivering in her career debut on October 6, Morning Twilight fired back nine days later and became a stakes winner in emphatic fashion, scoring by 7 1/2 lengths in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes on October 15 at Remington Park.

The dark bay filly jumped in to contribute to a wonderful run for West Point Thoroughbreds with her two victories part of a stretch of 9 wins from 19 starts for the stable in October. Derecho Dandy became the latest 2-year-old on the rise on October 17, prevailing with a switch to turf at Santa Anita Park for jockey Joe Bravo and trainer John Sadler.

Another veteran jockey, Stewart Elliott, has been in the irons for both of Morning Twilight’s outings for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen.

“She’s still learning so she’s going to keep on getting better,” Stewart said of Morning Twilight, who nearly doubled her Beyer figure from the previous week, earning a 74 Beyer for the Lassie.

West Point secured the Oklahoma-bred daughter of Morning Line at the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Derecho Dandy, a son of Connect, was a yearling purchase at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in 2020.

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