Hoosier Philly Runs Away With Monomoy Girl S. Win

Hoosier Philly | Coady Photography

Not seen in the winner's circle since the GII Golden Rod S. at Churchill Downs last fall, Hoosier Philly (Into Mischief) won impressively as the 6-5 second choice in the Monomoy Girl S. at Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon.

A perfect three-for-three to start her juvenile career, the Tom Amoss trainee went into the break over the winter as one of the leading candidates to win the GI Kentucky Oaks. Finishing third in New Orleans in the GII Rachel Alexandra S. and a well-beaten fourth in the GII Fair Grounds Oaks in the spring, Hoosier Filly skipped the signature 3-year-old filly race and took a month and a half off following throat surgery before running second in the GII Black-Eyed Susan S. May 19 at Pimlico.

Breaking alertly here, the gray filly shot to the lead, controlled the more-than-honest fractions of :25.23 for the first quarter-mile and :48.86 for the first half-mile, and rounding the far turn, began to extend her margin. Despite a late challenge from favorite Wet Paint (Blame), Hoosier Filly cruised to a 3-length victory.

“She got away with a very easy opening quarter-mile but quickened up well in the lane when Edgar asked her,” said trainer Tom Amoss. “I'm so thrilled for the owners. Bill and Mary Stone are from across the river in Evansville, Indiana and Rod Ratcliff held a big role at several racetracks in Indiana. It was great to see her return to the winner's circle and thrilled everyone could be here celebrating with us today.”

The winner's dam is out of SW Princess Arabella (Any Given Saturday), who is also responsible for MGSP Ulele (Candy Ride {Arg}). Hoosier Philly is her dam's first offspring, but she has an unraced 2-year-old half-sister named Ava's Look (Mastery) and a yearling half-brother by Justify. Dam Tapella dropped a filly by Munnings May 21.

MONOMOY GIRL OVERNIGHT S., $172,400, Ellis, 6-17,
3yo, f, 1m, 1:36.39, ft.
1–HOOSIER PHILLY, 122, f, 3, by Into Mischief
                1st Dam: Tapella, by Tapit
                2nd Dam: Princess Arabella, by Any Given Saturday
                3rd Dam: Tortuga Lady, by Thunder Gulch
($510,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP). O-Gold Standard Racing Stable, LLC; B-Candy Meadows LLC (KY); T-Thomas M. Amoss; J-Edgar Morales. $105,900. Lifetime Record: GSW, 7-4-1-1, $644,510.
2–Wet Paint, 122, f, 3, Blame–Sky Painter, by Street Cry (Ire). O/B-Godolphin (KY); T-Brad H. Cox. $36,300.
3–Flamand, 118, f, 3, Creative Cause–Covey Trace, by Stevie Wonderboy. ($15,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Dean Caras; B-Brereton C. Jones (KY); T-Elias Lopez. $17,500.
Margins: 3HF, 5 1/4, HF. Odds: 1.25, 0.65, 28.22.
Also Ran: Champagne Calling, Sabra Tuff. Scratched: Never Tell Patti.
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