Constitution 2YO Sweetlou'sgotaces Breaks Maiden in Aqueduct's Tepin

Sweetlou'sgotaces | Susie Raisher

After recording the highest Beyer Speed Figure in the field (85) when runner-up by just a nose last out over this course in a six-furlong maiden special weight Nov. 4, Sweetlou'sgotaces (Constitution–Kayce Lu, by Lonhro {Aus}) broke her maiden in Aqueduct's Tepin S. when stretched to a mile for the first time. She was also a narrow second on debut Sept. 1 at the Spa and off the board Oct. 8 in the GIII Matron S. at the Belmont at Aqueduct meet.

In the Tepin, Sweetlou'sgotaces broke from the rail and was sent up with the first flight to duel briefly with Private Credit (Into Mischief) from the inside. She wrenched away the lead from that one and had the clear advantage, getting her early splits in :24.76 and :49.23 with her ears pricked. Private Credit made another run at her on the turn, but the dark bay opened up despite staying belatedly on her incorrect lead and bounded home four lengths in front of a closing Smokie Eyes.

“I just let Joel [Rosario] do his thing, give him the keys to the car and decide, but I felt pretty good going into the first turn,” said winning trainer Ray Handal. “She went 24 and 3 and then you see all the kickback, so it's nice to be getting the fresh part of the ground and dictating things. She was just traveling so well all the way around there. It felt pretty good to watch.”

A $60,000 OBS 2-year-old this spring for Handal Racing, Sweetlou'sgotaces has a yearling half-brother by Into Mischief who sold at the recent Keeneland September yearling sale for $210,000 to Lynwood Stable. Her dam, a half to GSW & MGISP Comical (Into Mischief), was barren this year but was bred back to Maclean's Music for next term. She hails from the immediate family of MGISW Colonel John (Tiznow).

TEPIN S., $120,000, Aqueduct, 11-27, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:38.49, gd.
1–SWEETLOU'SGOTACES, 118, f, 2, by Constitution
               1st Dam: Kayce Lu, by Lonhro (Aus)
               2nd Dam: Kayce Ace, by Tiznow
               3rd Dam: Sweet Damsel, by Turkoman
($65,000 RNA Ylg '21 KEESEP; $60,000 2yo '22 OBSAPR).
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable &
Twin Sports Racing; B-Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC &
George Saufley (KY); T-Raymond Handal; J-Joel Rosario.
$66,000. Lifetime Record: 4-1-2-0, $104,750.
2–Smokie Eyes, 120, f, 2, Nyquist–Smoke Signals, by Street
Sense. ($160,000 Ylg '21 SARAUG). O-Reeves Thoroughbred
Racing, Darlene Bilinski, & Steven Rocco; B-Kathleen
Schweizer & Daniel Burke (NY); T-Christophe Clement.
3–Alluring Angel (GB), 120, f, 2, Fastnet Rock (Aus)–All of Me
(GB), by Teofilo (Ire). (48,000gns Wlg '20 TATFOA).
O-Lawrence Goichman; B-Michael E Wates CBE (GB);
T-Jorge R. Abreu. $14,400.
Margins: 4, HD, HD. Odds: 2.25, 5.70, 3.10.
Also Ran: Bulsara, Lifelovenlaughter, Private Credit, Next Episode, The Classy One, Agua Dulce (GB), Thirty Thou Kelvin. Scratched: Gambling Girl, Interpolate, La Vita Sofia, Shidabhuti.
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