, C$205,361, WOX, 10-6, 2yo, f, 1 1/16m (AWT), 1:46 3/5, ft.
1--SPRING VENTURE, 118, f, 2, by Spring At Last1st Dam: Zahwah (GSP), by Rahy
2nd Dam: Funistrada, by Fappiano
3rd Dam: Mesabi, by Minnesota Mac
($320,000 2yo '12 OBSJUN). O-Gary Barber & Stoneway Farm LLC; B-Stoneway Farm (KY); T-Mark E Casse; J-Patrick Husbands. $122,604. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $310,821. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 119, f, 2, Spring At Last
--Afternoon Krystal, by Afternoon Deelites. ($5,000 yrl '11 FTKOCT). O-Rolph A Davis & Robert P Tiller; B-John Trumbulovic (KY); T-Robert P Tiller. $40,868.
, 116, f, 2, City Zip
--Ever After, by Kris S. ($50,000 2yo '12 FTMMAY). O-Haynes Stables LLC, Steven J Perlick, Alan Herman & Richard Dunn; B-Pin Oak Stud LLC (KY); T-Michael Stidham. $22,477.
Margins: 1HF, HD, 3HF. Odds: 0.40, 19.15, 5.70.
Also Ran: Shenandoah Lady, Anfield Park, Jazzy Jane. Scratched: Bwana Go Fast, Floral Sky.Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Spring Venture continued a banner weekend for her freshman sire (by Silver Deputy) and made a successful shift to Polytrack here. After a handy score in her career bow on the Woodbine weeds Aug. 18, the chestnut dismissed the late bid of stablemate Spring in the Air (Spring At Last) over the same course in the GII Natalma S. Sept. 15, which was a "Win and You're In" event for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. That effort looked even better when Spring in the Air made a winning foray for the GI Darley Alcibiades S. Friday at Keeneland, and the prohibitive chalk settled into a spot just off the leaders. She made her move entering the stretch and, though it took her a few strides to hit her best stride, had enough in the tank to lead home a Spring At Last exacta. "Everybody's looking forward to the Breeders' Cup," said winning rider Patrick Husbands, who was also in the irons on Spring in the Air the day before. "I tried to give her an easy, easy race. She was so relaxed, but at the half-mile pole, I squeezed her a little bit and she eased off. At the top of the lane, I got busy and she just got rolling again. It's a great feeling to sit on these good horses. All you can do is smile. Both of them are two good fillies--I'm only the pilot. I'll leave it to Mark Casse to say who is the better one."
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