Lady Mystify came from just off the pace to score an easy victory in the GIII Remington Park Oaks Sunday night. The bay filly, who had set the pace in her last three outings, was caught some three wide into the first turn and continued three wide down the backstretch while always within striking distance as My Girl Red (Texas Red) took the field through fractions of :23.60 and :47.29. Lady Mystify rolled up to grab the lead approaching the top of the stretch and was shadowed by Pauline's Pearl. She easily dispatched of that foe and strode clear as Pauline's Pearl just held off favored Amendment Nineteen despite drifting out and forcing that rival to angle in in deep stretch.
“We had a good trip,” said winning jockey Flavien Prat. “She broke well and it was nice to see her relax on the backside and take a breather and she responded for me down the lane. She always showed some talent and it was good to see her relax today.”
Stretched out to a mile in her third start, Lady Mystify romped home by 18 lengths Feb. 5. She returned five months later to win a one-mile allowance at Del Mar July 29, but faded to fifth after bleeding without Lasix in the Aug. 21 GIII Torrey Pine S.
Scott and Evan Dilworth purchased J. Quirk, in foal to Tiznow, for $260,000 at the 2016 Keeneland November sale. Her 2-year-old Beat Emotion (Quality Road), purchased for $190,000 at last year's Keeneland September sale, sold through Steve Venosa's SGV Thoroughbreds for $600,000 at this year's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale.
Lady Mystify's third dam, Cee's Song, produced champion Tiznow and multiple graded winner Budroyale, as well as the dam of Grade I winner Paynter and the dam of GI Preakness S. winner Oxbow.
Sunday, Remington Park
REMINGTON PARK OAKS-GIII, $200,000, Remington, 9-26, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:44.13, ft.
1–LADY MYSTIFY, 118, f, 3, by Bernardini
1st Dam: J. Quirk, by Unbridled's Song
2nd Dam: You're Beautiful, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Cee's Song, by Seattle Song
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN, 1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. ($120,000
Ylg '19 OBSOCT; $325,000 2yo '20 OBSAPR). O-Exline-Border
Racing LLC, SAF Racing & Richard Hausman; B-Scott & Evan
Dilworth (KY); T-Peter Eurton; J-Flavien Prat. $120,000.
Lifetime Record: 6-3-1-1, $217,520. Werk Nick Rating: A+.
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2–Pauline's Pearl, 120, f, 3, Tapit–Hot Dixie Chick, by Dixie
Union. O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred
Holdings LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen. $40,000.
3–Amendment Nineteen, 118, f, 3, Constitution–Littlebitabling,
by Carson City. ($20,000 Wlg '18 KEENOV; $105,000 RNA Ylg
'19 KEESEP). O-Juddmonte; B-Angie Moore (MD); T-Brad H.
Margins: 3, HD, 2 3/4. Odds: 6.00, 1.60, 1.10.
Also Ran: Bobbin Tail, Lovely Ride, My Girl Red, Hailey's Melody.
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