Klaravich Stables' Consumer Spending (f, 3, More Than Ready-Siempre Mia, by Scat Daddy) defeated returning GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Pizza Bianca to win the Memories of Silver S. at Aqueduct Sunday to cap a spring meet where her connections won both leading trainer and owner titles.
Pizza Bianca, the 4-5 favorite, settled off a mild pace and Consumer Spending, at 7-1, sat just off the Breeders' Cup winner. Consumer Spending tracked as the favorite rolled up three wide on the far turn and engaged her rival while four wide into the stretch. The two fillies went toe to toe before Consumer Spending put Pizza Bianca away late and inched clear to a 3/4-length victory. Consumer Spending, a maiden winner over the Saratoga lawn last Sept. 6, punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup with a win in the Oct. 2 Selima S. at Laurel. She was a close-up sixth behind Pizza Bianca at Del Mar last November in a blanket finish.
“This filly has really done well over the winter…Trainers will say it, but she really did do what you want to see from two-to-three, both physically and mentally, almost to the point I was almost surprised how much she improved,” said Chad Brown post-race. “I wasn't sure off the Breeders' Cup if she was the type to train on. I was torn between if she was a juvenile that got there early, or is she going to show some good quality down the road. It was pretty apparent from February that this filly was really going the right way and doing everything you need to do to have a nice career ahead of her. She certainly proved it today.”
Her dam's second foal, Consumer Spending has a winning older half-brother named Behavin Myself (Malibu Moon) and a 2-year-old half-brother by Empire Maker named Baba Voss as well as a yearling full-sister. The mare is expecting a 2022 foal by American Pharoah this season. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
MEMORIES OF SILVER S., $100,000, Aqueduct, 4-24, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 1:43.59, fm.
1–CONSUMER SPENDING, 122, f, 3, by More Than Ready
1st Dam: Siempre Mia, by Scat Daddy
2nd Dam: Shaconage, by El Prado (Ire)
3rd Dam: Carita Tostada (Chi), by Gallantsky
($200,000 Ylg '20 FTKSEL). O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-Forging Oaks Farm LLC (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Manuel Franco. $55,000. Lifetime Record: 5-3-1-0, $240,000.
2–Pizza Bianca, 122, f, 3, Fastnet Rock (Aus)–White Hot (Ire), by Galileo (Ire). O-Bobby Flay; B-B. Flay Thoroughbreds (KY); T-Christophe Clement. $20,000.
3–Sail By, 122, f, 3, Astern (Aus)–Fly By, by Johar. O-Treadway Racing Stable; B-Jeff Treadway (KY); T-Leah Gyarmati. $12,000.
Margins: 3/4, 3 3/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 2.45, 0.90, 15.50.
Also Ran: Miss You Ella, Alittleloveandluck, On Alert. Scratched: Waters of Merom.