Australasia Seeks Seventh Straight Victory


AustralasiaChelsea Durand

Australasia (Sky Kingdom) looks to take her record to seven-for-seven and score her first graded win Saturday in Belmont's GIII Victory Ride S. The dark bay dominated her fellow Louisiana-breds with four straight wins–three of which were stakes–by a combined 24 1/4 lengths. Scoring her first win against open company on the GI Kentucky Oaks undercard May 1, she rallied to victory in the local Jersey Girl S. June 6.

Bella Sofia (Awesome Patriot) completed the exacta in the Jersey Girl after running away to an 11 1/4-length graduation on debut at this oval May 6. Third-place finisher and Ruthless S. romper Miss Brazil (Palace Malice) also returns in this spot.

Red Ghost (Ghostzapper) is the only member of this field who already has a graded stakes win on her resume. Kicking off 2021 with an allowance score at Keeneland Apr. 16, the chestnut captured the GIII Miss Preakness S. last out May 14.

Inject (Frosted) also won a Keeneland allowance Apr. 15 and cruised home too a 5 1/4-length score in the Goldfinch S. against much lesser company last time at Prairie Meadows May 15.

Another of interest at a price is 'TDN Rising Star' Souper Sensational (Curlin). Winner of Woodbine's Glorious Song S. at two, the chestnut was third in the GII Fair Grounds Oaks Mar. 20 and was fourth last out in the GII Eight Belles S. Apr. 30.

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