Bell's the One (Majesticperfection) sprung the upset in the GIII Winning Colors S. Saturday at Churchill Downs with Grade I-winning 4-5 favorite Mia Mischief (Into Mischief) finishing third. The 13-1 shot sat well back off the pace in sixth as the speedy Break Even (Country Day) zipped through an opening quarter in :21.28 with Mia Mischief stalking from second. Bell's the One launched a four-wide bid turning for home as Mia Mischief did her best to keep up with the pacesetter. The chalk began to falter and Break Even valiantly tried to keep going as Bell's the One ranged up on their outside with a powerful rally. The bay charged clear of her foes with ease for a decisive victory. A determined Break Even held second over a tiring Mia Mischief in third.
A two-time stakes winner at age two, Bell's the One finished second to dual champion Covfefe (Into Mischief) in the Dogwood S. beneath the Twin Spires in September and captured Keeneland's GII Raven Run S. a month later. Fifth in the GI La Brea S. Dec. 28, she was seventh last time in the 5 1/2-panel Mardi Gras S. Feb. 25 when getting back on turf for the first time since her win in the LaCombe Memorial S. in 2018.
Bell's the One is one of 19 black-type winners and six graded winners by Majesticperfection. Her dam Street Mate, a half-sister to GSW & GISP Tap Day (Pleasant Tap), is also responsible for SP Running Mate (Creative Cause); the unraced 2-year-old filly Summer Mate (Summer Front); and a yearling filly by Cairo Prince. She failed to get in foal to Collected last breeding season and was barren for 2020.
Saturday, Churchill Downs
WINNING COLORS S.-GIII, $100,000, Churchill Downs, 5-30, 4yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:08.70, ft.
1–BELL'S THE ONE, 120, f, 4, by Majesticperfection
1st Dam: Street Mate, by Street Cry (Ire)
2nd Dam: Day Mate, by Dayjur
3rd Dam: Possible Mate, by King's Bishop
($155,000 Ylg '17 FTKJUL). O-Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Bob
Lothenbach); B-Bret Jones (KY); T-Neil L. Pessin; J-Corey J.
Lanerie. $60,140. Lifetime Record: 12-6-2-0, $461,240.
Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Break Even, 120, f, 4, Country Day–Exotic Wager, by Saint
Ballado. O-Klein Racing; B-Richard & Bert Klein (KY); T-Brad H.
3–Mia Mischief, 122, m, 5, Into Mischief–Greer Lynn, by
Speightstown. 'TDN Rising Star' ($135,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP;
$300,000 2yo '17 FTFMAR; $2,400,000 4yo '19 FTKNOV).
O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Spendthrift Farm LLC (KY);
T-Steven M. Asmussen. $9,700.
Margins: 3, 2HF, 3/4. Odds: 13.10, 2.20, 0.90.
Also Ran: Unique Factor, Sneaking Out, Spiced Perfection, Princess Causeway, Take Charge Angel. Scratched: Lady Suebee.
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