Curlin’s Lady Apple Scores in Iowa Oaks

6th at PRM, $200,000GIII Iowa Oaks (1 1/16m)Winner: Lady Apple, f, 3 by Curlin

Lady Apple (L) & Ulele | Coady

Lady Apple justified even-money favoritism with a gritty score in the GIII Iowa Oaks Friday evening. Pressing Ulele from second through opening splits of :23.36 and :47.39, the bay drew on even turns with the pacesetter at the top of the stretch and the stage was set. The pair battled stride-for-stride down the lane, both refusing to yield, but Lady Apple pushed past a relentless Ulele in the dying strides for a narrow success.

Lady Apple took a few tries to break her maiden, finally breaking through at fifth asking at Oaklawn Feb. 7, and has been on a roll since. Following suit with an optional claimer score in Hot Springs Mar. 23, she won the GIII Fantasy S. there Apr. 12 and was most recently third in the GI Kentucky Oaks May 3.

Pedigree Notes:

Out of GSP Miss Mary Apples, Lady Apple is a half-sister to MSW Miss Red Delicious, who produced GSW Nootka Sound (Lonhro {Aus}) and SP Follow No One (Uncle Mo); and SW & GSP Dr. Diamonds Prize. Her 4-year-old half-sister Bint Huwaar (More Than Ready) was a $390,000 KEESEP yearling turned $1 million OBSAPR juvenile, purchased by Alessandro Marconi and Al Aasfa Racing. Miss Mary Apples is also responsible for the juvenile colt Apple Empire (Empire Maker), who is a maiden of three starts for breeder KatieRich Farms and trainer Mark Hubley. The 19-year-old mare did not produce a foal in 2018, but had a More Than Ready filly Feb. 24 of this year.


Friday, Prairie Meadows
IOWA OAKS-GIII, $200,000, Prairie Meadows, 7-5, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:43.33, ft.
1–LADY APPLE, 121, f, 3, by Curlin
1st Dam: Miss Mary Apples (GSP, $171,172), by Clever Trick
2nd Dam: Sacred Sue, by Holy Bull
3rd Dam: Bootshine Girl, by Green Dancer
($100,000 RNA Ylg ’17 KEESEP). O-Phoenix Thoroughbred III
and KatieRich Stables; B-KatieRich Farms (KY); T-Steven M.
Asmussen; J-Ricardo Santana, Jr. $120,000. Lifetime Record:
9-4-2-1, $685,950. *1/2 to Miss Red Delicious (Empire Maker),
MSW, $203,425; and Dr. Diamonds Prize (Pure Prize), SW &
GSP, $240,903. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Ulele, 118, f, 3, Candy Ride (Arg)–Princess Arabella, by Any
Given Saturday. ($300,000 Ylg ’17 FTSAUG). O-Cheyenne
Stables LLC; B-Summer Wind Equine LLC (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.
3–Taylor’s Spirit, 115, f, 3, Algorithms–Spirit Rising, by Dehere.
($37,000 RNA Ylg ’17 KEESEP; $80,000 2yo ’18 OBSAPR).
O-Mark Norman & Norman Stables LLC; B-David Lickhalter
(KY); T-Scott Gelner. $20,000.
Margins: HF, 8HF, 1. Odds: 1.00, 1.10, 18.10.
Also Ran: Beach Getaway, Scatrattleandroll, Sold It. Scratched: Sweet Diane. Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


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