Crimson Advocate charges late to claim victory in Gulfstream Park’s Roar Stakes

Nyquist filly takes her sophomore debut in style with come from behind win

Crimson Advocate showed no signs of rust when she rallied from just off the pace to win the five-furlong Roar Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, 18 May.

Making her first start since the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint in November, the three-year-old Nyquist filly raced in second, content to let Esperon open a clear lead as he set a swift early pace. Crimson Advocate began to make up ground on the leader on the far turn, then was set down for the drive in the stretch. She then reeled in Esperon in the final furlong to take the lead and had plenty left in the tank to hold off late bids from Reef Runner and Sir Flash to win by a length.

Crimson Advocate was bred in Kentucky in the name of Tom Mara's Whitehall Lane Farm. She is out of the multiple Stakes winner and G3-placed mare Citizen Advocate. She, in turn, is a half to Come a Callin, dam of G1 Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and Champion juvenile filly, Caledonia Road, G3 winner Officiating, Stakes winner One of a Kind, and the granddam of 2023 G2 Wood Memorial winner Lord Miles

In addition to Crimson Advocate, Nyquist is also the sire of the undefeated three-year-old colt, Nysos, winner of both the G3 Robert B. Lewis and G3 Bob Hope Stakes this year; Johannes, winner of the G3 American Stakes at Santa Anita, and Encino, who captured the G3 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

Nyquist is standing the 2024 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $85,000, stands and nurses.