Samborella First Stakes Winner for Outwork


Samborella | Sarah Andrew

Samborella was sailing to an authoritative victory in the Seeking the Ante S. at Saratoga Friday, but took a few bad steps just before crossing the wire first. The bay filly had her left front ankle put in a cast and was taken off the track in a horse ambulance. Anna Seitz of co-owner It’s All About the Girls Stable tweeted later in the afternoon that the filly had been put down.

Sent off at 5-2, Samborella broke alertly and went right to the early lead, zipping through a quarter in :21.65 and a half in :44.40. She opened up by seven lengths without being asked and was 2 1/4 lengths in front under the wire. Favored Make Mischief was closing for second.

Samborella was third in her debut versus state-bred foes going 5 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga July 24. She is the seventh winner for her freshman sire Outwork (Uncle Mo) and his first stakes winner. Outwork follows Laoban and Nyquist as first-crop sons of Uncle Mo represented by stakes winners.

The unraced Light and Variable is a half to 2016 GII Adirondack S. winner Nonna Mela (Arch) and 2018 GIII Schuylerville S. runner-up Nonna Madeline (Candy Ride {Arg}). The mare produced a colt by Exaggerator in 2019 and a colt by Candy Ride (Arg) this year. She was bred back to Uncle Mo. Samborella’s third dam is She’s a Winner, dam of Grade I winner Bluegrass Cat (Storm Cat). Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

SEEKING THE ANTE S., $150,000, Saratoga, 9-4, (S), 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:16.45, ft.
1–SAMBORELLA, 118, f, 2, by Outwork
                1st Dam: Light and Variable, by Tiznow
                2nd Dam: Cool Storm, by Storm Cat
                3rd Dam: She’s a Winner, by A.P. Indy
($500,000 Ylg ’19 SARAUG). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Gold
Square LLC, It’s All About The Girls Stable LLC, Paul Braverman,
Fortune Farm (Richard Nicolai) & Harlow Stables LLC;
B-WinStar Farm, LLC (NY); T-Jeremiah C. Englehart; J-Luis Saez.
$82,500. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $89,940. *1/2 to Our
Country (Constitution), GSP, $102,190; and Bye Bye Hong
Kong (Street Sense), SW & GSP-Eng, $191,518. **Seventh
winner and first black-type winner for freshman sire (by Uncle
2–Make Mischief, 122, f, 2, Into Mischief–Speightful Lady, by
Speightstown. ($285,000 Ylg ’19 SARAUG). O-Gary Barber;
B-Avanti Stable (NY); T-Mark E. Casse. $30,000.
3–Infringement, 122, f, 2, Temple City–Aquapazza, by Stormy
Atlantic. ($20,000 Wlg ’18 FTNMIX; $35,000 Ylg ’19 SARAUG).
O-Alan Brodsky; B-Barry R. Ostrager (NY); T-Mark A. Hennig.
Margins: 2 1/4, 9, 3HF. Odds: 2.95, 1.85, 16.20.
Also Ran: Rossa Veloce, Summer Brew, Queen Arella.

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