Saturday, Turfway ParkFATHEAD BOURBONETTE OAKS-GIII
, $100,000, TPX, 3-23, 3yo, f, 1m (AWT), 1:38 1/5, ft.1--SILSITA, 118, f, 3, by Macho Uno1st Dam: Naturally Wild (MSP, $293,135), by Wild Again2nd Dam: Nat's Lea, by L'natural3rd Dam: Twin Lea, by Prove It
O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Tanourin Stable; B-Tanourin Stable (FL); T-Todd A Pletcher; J-John R Velazquez. $57,660. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-1, $84,725. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 120, f, 3, Graeme Hall--Abuela Esther (Uru), by Crater (Arg). ($45,000 2yo 2012 OBSAPR). O-Alex & JoAnn Lieblong; B-Stud El Aguila (FL); T-Steve Hobby. $18,600.
, 124, f, 3, Pure Prize
--Chelsea Green, by Key to the Mint. ($22,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $5,000 RNA wlng '10 KEENOV). O-Magdalena Racing (Susan McPeek); B-Royal Oak Farm LLC (KY); T-Kenneth G McPeek. $9,300.
Margins: NO, 3, 1 1/4. Odds: 9.20, 31.10, 0.80.
Also Ran: Broken Spell, Miss Squeal, Street of Gold, Anahauc, Awesome Mama, Always Kitten, Le Fascinator, Corporate Culture, Martha's Moon.
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Silsita proved best in a stretch-long duel with Marathon Lady to give Eclipse Thoroughbreds a second straight Bourbonette Oaks win (In Lingerie, 2012). The grey filly belied debut odds of 16-1 to graduate by a nose over the Calder turf Nov. 29 before being acquired by these connections. No excuses when fourth in a two-turn allowance over the Gulfstream main track Jan. 3, the Florida-bred returned to the grass and made most of the running in a Feb. 2 allowance before yielding late to be third. Drawn one from the outside in 11, Silsita jumped nicely and went up to prompt Martha’s Moon (Malibu Moon) as they raced into the clubhouse turn, and Marathon Lady crept up the fence to be close in tow from third. That Oaklawn raider slid through underneath Martha’s Moon leaving the half-mile pole and led around the second turn, but Silsita was not done. She engaged Marathon Lady at the head of the stretch, setting the stage for an enervating finish. Silsita looked to be going the better of the two and was narrowly in front entering the final furlong, and although Marathon Lady got a half-head in front late, Silsita got her nose down on the wire. GISW Pure Fun was a one-paced third, while Broken Spell (Broken Vow) covered ground and was a sneaky-good fourth.
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