Competitive Edge Exacta in Saratoga's Stillwater S.

3rd at SAR, Lst Stk, $100,000Stillwater S. (6f)Winner: My Italian Rabbi, f, 2 by Competitive Edge

My Italian Rabbi | Sarah Andrew

My Italian Rabbi (Competitive Edge), a sharp debut winner versus state-breds at Belmont Park May 30, became the first stakes winner while leading home a one-two finish for her freshman sire (by Super Saver) in Saratoga's Stillwater S. for New York-breds Thursday.

The fourth choice in the five-horse field pressed favored 'TDN Rising Star' Fierce Lady (Competitive Edge), a $725,000 RNA at last week's FTKJUL Sale, from the outside through an opening quarter in :22.64. My Italian Rabbi poked her head in front approaching the quarter pole and outdueled the 1-5 chalk to the wire after a long drive to score by a hard-fought nose. First-time starter Jewel of Arabia (Daredevil) completed the trifecta.

“I didn't know whether to root or not to root,” winning trainer Jeremiah Englehart said. “Every time I rooted for her, it seemed like she would drop back a little bit. Then, she started coming on, and just at that last jump, it looked like she was able to get the head bob.

“We probably didn't get the best Fierce Lady today; she'll probably be back and will be able to turn the tide. Kudos to Fierce Lady in defeat, I thought she ran really well. We'll look at [the $200,000 Seeking the Ante Aug. 23] later on in the meet.”

The winner's dam had a filly by War Dancer in 2018; she was bred to Practical Joke for the 2020 season.

STILLWATER S., $97,000, Saratoga, 7-18, (S), 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.31, ft.
1–MY ITALIAN RABBI, 121, f, 2, by Competitive Edge
1st Dam: Golden Miss, by Golden Missile
2nd Dam: Notable Sword, by Crusader Sword
3rd Dam: Notably, by In Reality
($47,000 RNA Wlg '17 FTNMIX; $60,000 Ylg '18 OBSWIN;
$160,000 Ylg '18 SARAUG). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Gold
Square LLC; B-Hidden Lake Farm LLC & Anthony Grey LLC (NY);
T-Jeremiah C. Englehart; J-Luis Saez. $55,000. Lifetime Record:
2-2-0-0, $89,100.
2–Fierce Lady, 121, f, 2, Competitive Edge–Anjorie, by A. P Jet.
($52,000 Ylg '18 KEEJAN; $75,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP; $170,000
RNA 2yo '19 OBSMAR; $725,000 RNA 2yo '19 FTKHRA). O-Nice
Guys Stables & Steve Hornstock; B-Sugar Maple Farm (NY);
T-Dermot Magner. $20,000.
3–Jewel of Arabia, 118, f, 2, Daredevil–Purrfectly Mine, by
Mineshaft. ($140,000 Wlg '17 KEENOV). O-Sumaya U.S. Stable;
B-SF Bloodstock LLC (NY); T-Christophe Clement. $12,000.
Margins: NO, 1HF, 3 3/4. Odds: 8.90, 0.35, 5.70.
Also Ran: Classy Sadie, Time Limit. Scratched: Jen's Battle.
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