Amanzi Yimpilo bested the boys and secured a spot in the gate for the GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint S. A debut winner sprinting on the lawn at Gulfstream June 10 and was third in Saratoga's Bolton Landing S. Aug. 19. Shedding blinkers for this one, the chestnut pressed the pace from second through a swift opening quarter in :21.89. Keeping the pressure on through a half in :44.66, the $300,000 KEESEP buy swept to the front in the final sixteenth and held off a late run from Wyfire to secure her first black-type victory.
“She was pretty nervous behind the gate, we had a little trouble, but I knew she was ready,” said rider Luis Saez. “I could feel the power. She just broke very well and sat in a great spot which was the spot I was thinking to be in. When we came down the stretch she fought, she was a fighter and we got there. I had a feeling we would get it.”
SPEAKEASY S., $102,000, Santa Anita, 9-26, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:02.77, fm.
1–AMANZI YIMPILO (IRE), 117, f, 2, by No Nay Never
1st Dam: Honourably (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Honour Bright (Ire), by Danehill
3rd Dam: Dabiliya (Ire), by Vayrann (Ire)
($300,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Moulton,
Susan, Detampel, Marc and CJ Thoroughbreds; B-Longueville
Bloodstock & Matrix Bloodstock (IRE); T-Wesley A. Ward; J-Luis
Saez. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $94,200.
2–Wyfire, 120, c, 2, Dominus–Summertime, by Siberian
Summer. ($55,000 Ylg '19 FTKOCT; $47,000 RNA 2yo '20
OBSMAR). O-Gary Barber; B-Richard Wira & Yvette Wira (KY);
T-Peter Miller. $20,000.
3–Windy City Red, 122, c, 2, Chitu–Gator Hall, by Graeme Hall.
($54,000 2yo '20 OBSAPR). O-Ritt, Ryan C. and Spinazze, Mark;
B-James Gamble (FL); T-Jonathan Wong. $12,000.
Margins: HD, HF, NK. Odds: 2.60, 3.70, 16.40.
Also Ran: Commander Khai, No Pedigree, The Great One, Basque Man, Feathers (Ire), Fury Kap.