Friday, KeenelandHILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE S.-GIII
, $100,000, KEE, 4-19, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m (AWT), 1:44 3/5, ft.
1--@ICE CREAM SILENCE, 118, f, 4, by Street Sense 1st Dam: Double Scoop (SW & GSP, $257,494), by Seeking the Gold 2nd Dam: Golden Treat, by Theatrical (Ire) 3rd Dam: Golden Dust, by Dusty Canyon
O-G Watts Humphrey Jr; B-G Watts Humphrey Jr & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust-2 (KY); T-George R Arnold II; J-Rosie Napravnik. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 8-4-2-0, $211,460. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 118, f, 4, Kitten's Joy
--Caterette, by Cozzene. O/B-Kenneth L & Sarah K Ramsey (KY); T-Wesley A Ward. $20,000.
, 118, m, 5, Kitten's Joy
--Chianti Red, by Woodman. O/B-Kenneth L & Sarah K Ramsey (KY); T-Michael J Maker. $10,000.
Margins: NK, 3, HD. Odds: 8.90, 9.50, 11.00.
Also Ran: Mystical Star, Lotta Lovin, Inglorious.
Scratches: Alaura Michele, Minakshi (Fr). Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. VIDEO.
Ice Cream Silence, second in her unveiling over the Keeneland Polytrack back in October 2011, went on a three-race winning streak last term, capped by a tally in Churchill’s Optimistic Gal S. May 26. Second in the GIII Iowa Oaks June 30, she resurfaced to finish a well-beaten seventh in Gulfstream’s seven-furlong GII Inside Information S. Mar. 17. Sent to the front by Rosie Napravnik here, she enjoyed a narrow lead over Sisterhood through fractions of :24.43 and :49.20. Ice Cream Silence was headed by Lotta Lovin at the top of the stretch as Sisterhood appeared to back out of it. Ice Cream Silence fought back gamely along the inside to shake clear in midstretch and held off a late rally from the resurgent Sisterhood to win narrowly. "Last year, we thought she was our best filly," trainer Rusty Arnold said. "She went out to Prairie Meadows and got injured and missed the entire fall. We brought her back, and nothing went right in Florida. We didn’t get her the right way. She had a disastrous kind of day. We brought her in here early and she did everything right. We had decided that we were going to run her in here after we ran her in Florida. It was one of those plans that went the right way." Napravnik added, "I knew it was an easy pace. Rusty gave me the liberty to just do whatever felt right and ride the race how it came up. She’s a great filly and just very responsive, did whatever I asked and obviously showed her class. She’s a very talented filly."
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