Wink, a debut winner at this trip over the Belmont lawn June 12, made it two-for-two with a front-running victory at Monmouth Sunday. The chestnut filly sprinted right out to the early lead and raced keenly through an opening quarter in :21.12. In front by three lengths entering the straight, the favorite held sway over her late-closing stablemate Flying Aletha.
“We liked her as soon as we got her on the grass,” said winning trainer Wesley Ward. “You put her on the turf and she flies. She’s all go and she’s five-eighths, so this suited her perfectly. She’s a very fast filly.”
Flying Aletha, a first-out winner in an off-turfer at Gulfstream in May, was making her stateside return following a 10th-place effort in the G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot June 19.
“She is going to be all right,” Ward said of the runner-up. “She went over to Ascot and came back and that can take a little toll on them sometimes, but she ran a good race here. I wasn’t quite sure which one was better. Wink showed us a lot on the grass, but the other one looked very good when we had her in Florida. Flying Aletha is a bigger filly, so maybe the longer they go the better she will be.”
In foal to Midnight Storm, Dancing My Way sold for $2,500 at the 2018 Keeneland November sale. Her Midnight Storm filly sold for $25,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November sale. The mare produced a filly by Good Samaritan this year and was bred back to Maximus Mischief. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
COLLEEN S., $76,500, Monmouth, 8-2, 2yo, f, 5fT, :56.74, fm.
1–WINK, 120, f, 2, by Midshipman
1st Dam: Dancing My Way, by Wildcat Heir
2nd Dam: Clever Me, by Not For Love
3rd Dam: Lady Clever Trick, by Clever Trick
($50,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $110,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP).
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Tony
Citarrella & RAM Racing (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward; J-Antonio A.
Gallardo. $45,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $80,200.
2–Flying Aletha, 120, f, 2, Tiznow–Afleet Honey, by Uncle Mo.
($100,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $175,000 Ylg ’19 FTKJUL). O-CJ
Thoroughbreds; B-Tami D Bobo (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.
3–Kewpie Doll, 118, f, 2, Street Boss–Burning Faith, by Cat
Thief. ($7,500 Ylg ’19 FTKOCT). O-Maxis Stable; B-Allen
Poindexter & Kevin Welsh (KY); T-Cathal A. Lynch. $7,500.
Margins: 3/4, 2 1/4, 2. Odds: 1.20, 1.90, 11.90.
Also Ran: Stellar Grace, My Beautiful Belle, Mavilus, Moochie. Scratched: Steal My Sunshine.