After romping by seven lengths to break her maiden at third asking over this same track and distance Dec. 1, The Alys Look checked in second behind 'TDN Rising Star' Pretty Mischievous in the Untapable S. Dec. 26. Going for her third straight effort at a mile and 70 yards Saturday, the Brad Cox trainee hung a length back outside of pacesetter Hayunevano through fractions of :24.37 and :48.08. As that leader began to fade past the quarter pole, The Alys Look got the first jump to take command as her stablemate, favored Chop Chop challenged from the outside. The pair dueled the length of the stretch with The Alys Look digging in gamely to repel her rival despite drifting out close to home to lead in a Brad Cox exacta. With the win, The Alys Look received 20 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.
SILVERBULLETDAY S. PRESENTED BY FASIG-TIPTON, $147,000, Fair Grounds, 1-21, 3yo, f, 1m 70y, 1:43.55, ft.
1–THE ALYS LOOK, 122, f, 3, by Connect
1st Dam: Foul Play, by Harlan's Holiday
2nd Dam: Over the Edge, by Thunder Gulch
3rd Dam: Cyber Cat, by Storm Cat
($60,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Ike & Dawn
Thrash; B-G. Watts Humphrey (KY); T-Brad H. Cox; J-Luis Saez.
$90,000. Lifetime Record: 5-2-1-1, $150,528.
2–Chop Chop, 122, f, 3, City of Light–Grand Sofia,
by Giant's Causeway. ($230,000 Ylg '21 FTKJUL). O-Selective,
LLC; B-Cobra Farm & MRJ Thoroughbreds (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.
3–Hayunevano, 122, f, 3, Goldencents–Classic Vision,
by Munnings. ($22,000 RNA Ylg '21 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE.
O-Wing and A Prayer Racing, LLC; B-Nicholas M. Lotz (KY);
T-Sam B. David, Jr. $15,000.
Margins: 1, 13HF, NK. Odds: 2.30, 0.80, 13.30.
Also Ran: Forest Chimes, Cotton Candy Annie, Amber Cascade, Norah G.