Turnerloose stalked the pace, took over heading for home and poured it on from there to streak home an impressive winner of this lucrative event. Fellow Brad Cox trainee Yin Yang was a clear-cut second under red-hot Joel Rosario after briefly looking like she could threaten her stablemate for the top spot, while Runhappy Ellis Park Debutante S. winner Verylittlecents (Goldencents) was third in her turf debut.
“Both are very good fillies,” said Cox's assistant Jorje Abrego. “I said last week that I liked both fillies, that I thought I'd go 1-2 in the race. Turnerloose looked like 'turn her loose' today. She ran well. Yin Yang ran a very good second, so it was very good day for the team.”
Florent Geroux said of his trip on the winner: “She was pulling on me pretty much all of the race, she wanted to go. So by the turn, she just kept on going. She was on a mission: she just wanted to take it to them, which was great.”
The winner employed similar pace-pressing tactics to take her Ellis unveiling July 16, and becomes the third black-type winner for her well-regarded second-crop sire (by Uncle Mo). Her second dam is GISW dirt sprinter Game Face, and her dam has a filly foal by Arrogate. Goaltending visited City of Light this past season.
ARISTOCRAT JUVENILE FILLIES S., $500,000, Kentucky Downs, 9-6, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:36.19, fm.
1–TURNERLOOSE, 120, f, 2, by Nyquist
1st Dam: Goaltending, by A.P. Indy
2nd Dam: Game Face, by Menifee
3rd Dam: Galleon of Gold, by Gone West
($32,000 RNA Wlg '19 KEENOV; $50,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP).
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Ike & Dawn Thrash; B-William
Humphries & Altair Farms LLC (KY); T-Brad H. Cox; J-Florent
Geroux. $300,700. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $331,300.
*3rd black-type winner for second-crop sire (by Uncle Mo).
2–Yin Yang, 120, f, 2, Point of Entry–Gypsy Princess, by
Unbridled's Song. ($13,000 Wlg '19 KEENOV; $160,000 Ylg '20
FTKOCT). O-Selective, LLC; B-Mt. Brilliant Broodmares I, LLC
(KY); T-Brad H. Cox. $97,000.
3–Verylittlecents, 118, f, 2, Goldencents–Pinch Me, by Arch.
($50,000 Ylg '20 KEEJAN; $85,000 RNA 2yo '21 OBSMAR).
O-Randy Patterson; B-Kellie & Tim Holland & Ramon Rangel
(KY); T-Randy L. Morse. $48,500.
Margins: 5, 7 1/4, 1. Odds: 2.00, 2.20, 6.60.
Also Ran: Sol Dorado, Ring Me Darling, Miz Jameson, Stepper, Cypress Queen. Scratched: Roughly a Diamond, She Hit a Homer. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.