MISS PREAKNESS S.
, $100,000, PIM, 5-18, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:10 2/5, ft.
1--AGAVE KISS, 122, f, 3, by Lion Heart
1st Dam: Salty Romance (SW & GSP, $229,200), by Salt Lake
2nd Dam: Checkerspot, by Affirmed
3rd Dam: One Fine Lady, by Tri Jet
O-Flying Zee Racing Stables, LLC; B-Nustar Breeding LLC (NY); T-Rudy R Rodriguez; J-Ramon A Dominguez; $60,000. Lifetime Record: GSW, 6-6-0-0, $287,900.
, 122, f, 3, Grand Slam
--In Secure, by A.P. Indy. ($115,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Sagamore Farm. $20,000.
, 116, f, 3, Successful Appeal
--Special One, by Point Given. ($130,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Lael Stables. $10,000.
Margins: 5HF, 3 1/4, 2. Odds: 0.60, 2.40, 9.90.
Came into this event unbeaten and untested, and she left the same way. The homebred validated a 6 1/4-length debut romp in October with a 10 1/2-length success against fellow Empire-breds at the Big A in December, garnering the "TDN Rising Star"
tag. She validated that distinction with a handy tally in the Jan. 14 Ruthless S., and earned graded black-type for a three-length score in the Mar. 10 GIII Cicada S. on the Aqueduct inner. The chestnut had last been seen taking Parx's Trevose S. Apr. 17 by 1 1/2 lengths, the shortest winning margin in her unblemished career. Quickly clear, nobody could run with the favorite as she posted splits of :23.06 and :45.37 with an edge of three or four lengths. GII Matron S. heroine Millionsreasonswhy tried to cut into that advantage in the lane, but was simply no match for the winner. "We felt very confident coming in," said winning conditioner Rudy Rodriguez. "She's very, very special. I was not worried about any of these horses. But I know in the future there are bigger races and deeper fields coming. We are just trying to get her ready for those bigger races. She just keeps improving." Click for the brisnet.com chart or Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.