Proud Citizen Filly Impresses at the Fair Grounds

9th-FG, $40,000, Msw, 1-9, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:13.06, sy.

+SAPPHIRE SEAS (f, 3, Proud Citizen–Haven's Honey {MSP, $219,704}, by E Dubai) was hammered down to heavy 4-5 favoritism off a steady series of works, including a best-of-98 half-mile in :47 3/5 over this strip three works back Dec. 6. Eagerly tracking from a two-wide third off early splits of :22.44 and :46.96, the bay still had plenty left in the tank when given the signal by Florent Geroux turning for home. Sweeping past the leaders with a three-wide move in early stretch, Sapphire Seas charged home in the slop to a decisive 1 1/2-length victory over fellow first timer Missseventhirteen (Flatter). The winner's dam produced a juvenile filly named French Nouget (Old Fashioned), a yearling filly by Old Fashioned and was bred back to that sire. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O/B-Cindy & Larry Jones (KY). T-Larry Jones.

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