Medaglia d'Oro Filly Scores in Debut at Gulfstream


Medaglia d'Oro

6th-Gulfstream, $41,160, Msw, 6-29, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:12.04, ft.
INCREDIBLE GRACE (f, 3, Medaglia d'Oro–R Gypsy Gold {MSW & GISP,$271,417}, by Bernardini), sent off the 3-2 choice for this unveiling, found herself in a midpack sixth through an initial quarter in :22.47. Taken to the inside down the backstretch as pacesetter C C's Cup of Tea (Super Saver) carved out a half in :45.98, Incredible Grace inched her way closer to the front approaching the quarter pole and swung out several paths wide turning for home. With the leader weakening, Incredible Grace drove down the center of the track to take control and drew clear to graduate by 2 1/2 lengths over fellow firster Underestimate (Broken Vow). C C's Cup of Tea rounded out the trifecta. R Gypsy Gold, a member of the E. Paul Robasham complete dispersal in 2013, realized $625,000 from Borges Torrealba Holdings at the Keeneland November sale. Bred to Medaglia d'Oro in 2014, she produced Incredible Grace in 2015 and the filly sold for $775,000 at KEESEP in 2016. R Gypsy Gold subsequently foaled a filly by Pioneerof the Nile, who brought $825,000 at Keeneland September in 2017. Her 2017 foal by Pioneerof the Nile died and she was barren this season, but has been bred back to Medaglia d'Oro. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $23,400. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Robert V. LaPenta; B-Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher.



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