Sister to Rachel Alexandra Graduates at Gulfstream Park West


 Gladys, sister of HOTY Rachel Alexandra, winning at GP West | Ryan Thompson

5th-Gulfstream West, $36,000, Msw, 10-25, 2yo, f, 1m, 1:38.80, sy, 3 lengths.
GLADYS (f, 2, Medaglia d'Oro–Lotta Kim {SW & GSP, $146,485}, by Roar) met trouble at the start of her career and sprint debut here Sept. 18, never getting into the mix and finishing eighth. Sent off at 11-1 for her route bow, she was a stalking fourth behind Beyond Heavenly (Uncle Mo), who set  moderate early splits. Angled out several paths wide at the three-sixteenths pole, she took over in the stretch and ran clear to graduate by three lengths over the pacesetter, who bested race favorite My Little Minx (Empire Maker) by an additional four lengths. The winners is a full to Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra (MGISW, $3,506,730)–who is also the dam of Grade I winner Rachel's Valentine–and a half to Wooderson (Awesome Again), SP, $194,330; Dolphus (Lookin At Lucky), GSP, $211,060. Lotta Kim foaled a Bolt d'Oro colt this term and was bred back to Bernardini. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $22,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Dede McGehee; B-Heaven Trees Farm (KY); T-Kelsey Danner.

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