Saturday, Monmouth Park
, $101,000, MTH, 8-11, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:44, ft.
1--#@WINE PRINCESS, 117, f, 3, by Ghostzapper1st Dam: Azeri (Horse of the Year, 2x Ch. Older Mare, MGISW, $4,079,820), by Jade Hunter
2nd Dam: Zodiac Miss (Aus), by Ahonoora
3rd Dam: Capriconia, by Try My Best
($475,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Becky Winemiller; B-The Allen E Paulson Living Trust (KY); T-Steve Margolis; J-Shaun Bridgmohan; $60,000. Lifetime Record: 5-3-1-0, $138,238. 1/2 to Arienza (Giant's Causeway), GSP, $113,418. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 115, f, 3, Proud Citizen
--Pacific Spell, by Langfuhr. ($250,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Pearl Bloodstock Ltd; B-Brereton C Jones (KY); T-H Graham Motion; $20,000.
, 116, f, 3, Distorted Humor
--Jemima (GB), by Owington (GB). ($100,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Gillian S Campbell, R Group Management LLC and Greenwood Lodge Farm Inc; B-W S Farish & Lazy F Ranch (KY); T-W Bret Calhoun; $10,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, NO, HF. Odds: 1.80, 22.70, 2.00.
Also Ran: Final Escrow, Morrow Cove, Defy Gravity.Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
A debut second in a sprint over the Stall-Wilson turf course at the Fair Grounds Mar. 8, Wine Princess looked like a filly with a future when rolling home by five lengths on the Kentucky Oaks undercard May 4. Returned to the grass for her first attempt at two turns in Louisville June 8, the chestnut weakened to fourth after racing prominently, but she returned to the main track for her latest, a popular 2 1/2-length victory over a one-turn mile at the Downs June 29. Off just a touch slow, Wine Princess was ridden along to lead into the first turn while just off the inside. The second choice set a measured pace beneath Shaun Bridgmohan, turned back a three-wide challenge from Proud Pearl--a full sister to champion Proud Spell--at the quarter pole and edged clear late.