Flatter Filly Stays Unblemished in Jersey Girl

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9th at BEL, Stk, $150,000Jersey Girl S. (6f)Winner: Sower, f, 3 by Flatter

Sower | Chelsea Durand

JERSEY GIRL S., $150,000, Belmont, 6-10, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:09.92, ft.
1–SOWER, 117, f, 3, by Flatter
1st Dam: Enth, by Seeking the Gold
2nd Dam: Limit, by Cox’s Ridge
3rd Dam: Bound, by Nijinsky II
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. ($120,000 2yo ’17 OBSAPR). O-Leonard
C. Green; B-Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider (KY);
T-Linda Rice; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $90,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0,
$142,440.2–Devine Mischief, 118, f, 3, Into Mischief–Vibrant, by Vicar.
($200,000 Ylg ’16 FTSAUG; $450,000 2yo ’17 FTFMAR).
O-Breeze Easy, LLC; B-Spendthrift Farm LLC (KY); T-Joe Sharp.
$30,000.
3–Take Charge Paula, 123, f, 3, Take Charge Indy–Perfect Paula,
by Songandaprayer. ($40,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV; $47,000 RNA
Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $50,000 2yo ’17 OBSMAR). O-Peter Deutsch;
B-Extern Developments LTD. (KY); T-Kiaran P. McLaughlin.
$15,000.Margins: 4 3/4, 4HF, 2 3/4. Odds: 4.50, 3.55, 1.05.
Also Ran: Pacific Gale, Lezendary, Buy Sell Hold, Strategic Dreams.

Sower shook off some early pace pressure and burst clear in the lane to stay undefeated in the Jersey Girl S. at Belmont. Romping by 7 1/4 lengths first out Apr. 28 at Laurel, the $120,000 OBS April repeated in more workmanlike fashion May 18 at Pimlico and was given a 9-2 chance in this first stakes foray. Away well, the chestnut made the point but was soon challenged and ran head-and-head through a :22.33 quarter. Cutting the corner into the lane, she shook loose from her pace pursuer and slammed the door past the eighth pole en route to a sharp score. Devine Mischief was second-best, while even-money favorite Take Charge Paula finished a well-beaten third. The victress has a yearling half-sister by Lea and her dam was bred to Runhappy last term.

“She finished up nicely today,” said winning trainer Linda Rice. “Once she got a little pressure on the outside, I said, ‘Well, let’s see how she handles a little pace pressure.’ In Maryland on the mud, she was kind of in and out. Every time he hit her, she ducked from side to side. So, I was a little concerned at that time about going seven [furlongs], but it appears to me that if she can sit a little more comfortably in the race, she’d be fine with that. It’s early, but you’ve always got to think about the {GI Longines] Test [S.]” Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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