Edited from the TDN
PARCHMENT PARTY (c, 2, Constitution–Life Well Lived, by Tiznow) sported a typically steady worktab for this outfit over the Belmont training track and shipped in from the Big Apple to make his debut at Churchill in a $120,000 maiden special weight race on Friday.
Slowly into stride from the four hole, the $450,000 Keeneland September graduate was void of any speed and settled at the back of the pack behind a moderate tempo. Last entering the final half-mile, the June foal was making progress at the fence on the turn but jockey James Graham had to shut him down a bit at the five-sixteenths when off heels.
Still full of run as they hit the stretch, Parchment Party was once again in very tight inside of Warp Nine at the eighth-pole, but squeezed through that opening and outfinished Django by 1 1/4 lengths. He stopped the clock in 1:45.47 for 1 1/16 miles.
A half-brother to G1W/Darley Japan stallion American Patriot and Muqtaser (MGSP), Parchment Party is out of Life Well Lived–a full-sister to MG1W Well Armed–who was purchased by Bobby Flay in foal to American Pharoah for $1.25 million at the 2017 Keeneland November Sale. Life Well Lived is also kin to GSW Witty, the dam of GSW Bombard, and MGSP Amuse; and to Well Lived, whose daughter Played Hard won this year’s La Troienne S. (G1). Life Well Lived has a yearling full brother to Parchment Party and returned to Constitution this term.