Divisidero Gelding Upsets Juvenile Sprint

Vote No | Coady

Vote No (g, 2, Divisidero–Sistas Ready, by More Than Ready) became the first stakes winner for his freshman sire (by Kitten's Joy) with a 12-1 upset in Wednesday's $500,000 Pepsi Juvenile Sprint S. at Kentucky Downs.

He raced in a midpack fifth through an opening quarter in :21.79, set his sights on the top two in the stretch and came rolling over the top to reel in favored Hedwig (Maclean's Music) by 3/4 of a length. Please Advise (Palace Malice) was third.

Vote No became the first winner for Divisidero with a debut victory sprinting over the Presque Isle synthetic Aug. 23.

Sistas Ready, purchased for just $3,000 by K.O.I.D. at the 2022 FTNOCT sale, produced a colt by Instagrand in 2022 and a filly by Galilean in 2023.

“My wife (Elizabeth Morey) picked this horse out off the videos at OBS,” winning trainer Bill Morey said. “Alistair Roden helped us bid on him down there at the sale on behalf of (owner) Joe (Morey), kind of a last-minute thing. We brought him up to Turfway to train him. He started training really forwardly. I'm a synthetic guy. I train on the synthetic at Turfway, so I debuted him on the synthetic at Presque Isle on purpose. I didn't even nominate to this race originally because it was back in about 2 1/2 weeks. But as good as he was doing, we went on and supplemented him and took our chances.”

He added, “The way I looked at it was, we were 12-1 or so $500,000. So if we do that a few times, we'll get lucky once in a while.”

PEPSI JUVENILE SPRINT S., $487,500, Kentucky Downs, 9-13, 2yo, 6 1/2fT, 1:16.44, fm.
1–VOTE NO, 120, g, 2, by Divisidero
                1st Dam: Sistas Ready, by More Than Ready
                2nd Dam: Long Approach, by Broad Brush
                3rd Dam: Last Approach, by Far Out East
($7,500 Ylg '22 KEEJAN; $11,000 Ylg '22 OBSOCT; $50,000 2yo
'23 OBSOPN). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Joseph P. Morey, Jr.;
B-A. John Price (KY); T-William E. Morey; J-Gerardo Corrales.
$298,800. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $316,800.
2–Hedwig, 120, c, 2, Maclean's Music–Mrs. Norris, by
Bernardini. 1ST BLACK TYPE. O/B-Godolphin (KY); T-Eoin G.
Harty. $98,000.
3–Please Advise, 120, c, 2, Palace Malice–Amansara, by War
Chant. ($20,000 Ylg '22 KEEJAN). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-R. A. Hill
Stable; B-Spartan Team Investments LLC (KY); T-George
Weaver. $49,000.
Margins: 3/4, 1HF, NK. Odds: 12.61, 1.19, 5.11.
Also Ran: Jimmythetooth, Bledsoe, Darkroom, Go Otto Go, Baytown Bama Girl, Untroubled. Scratched: Good Lord Lorrie. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

 

 

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