Soloshot (Solomini) was the short favorite at even-money for this stakes debut, but produced an effort similar to her career debut, going coast-to-coast in the Lady Finger S. to become Solomini (by Curlin)'s first stakes winner.
A dominant 7 3/4-length victress at first calling Aug. 27 in an off-turf baby dash at Saratoga against a state-bred maiden field, Soloshot broke like one here and quickly establish control over the pace from two off the rail. Putting a comfortable margin on Redwineandwhiskey (War Dancer) entering the straight, she responded when roused and was ridden to a two-length margin. Unicorn Cake (Cloud Computing) would come on late to secure the last minor placing by a head.
Soloshot is the second winner from three to the races, following elder sister Banterra (Practical Joke). She has a yearling full-sister and the dam returned to the sire for 2024 after missing on last season's visit. Click for the Equibase.com chart.
#3 SOLOSHOT ($4.10) goes gate-to-wire in the $100,000 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes. The 2yo is now 2 for 2 in her young career. @jockeyfranco was in the irons for George Weaver.
— TVG (@TVG) September 25, 2023
LADY FINGER S., $103,159, Finger Lakes, 9-25, (S), 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:05.98, gd.
1–SOLOSHOT, 120, f, 2, by Solomini
1st Dam: Sweet Queen (MSP), by Twirling Candy
2nd Dam: Kiawah Queen, by Lord At War (Arg)
3rd Dam: Polly Wally, by Our Native
($30,000 Wlg '21 FTNMIX; $290,000 2yo '23 EASMAY). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Bregman Family Racing LLC, Jackpot Farm and Swinbank Stables; B-Rhapsody Farm LLC (NY); T-George Weaver; J-Manuel Franco. $61,895. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $110,295.
2–Redwineandwhiskey, 121, f, 2, War Dancer–U and Tequila, by Hello Broadway. 1ST BLACK TYPE. O/T-Megan Fadlovich; B-Robert Simonick (NY). $20,632.
3–Unicorn Cake, 120, f, 2, Cloud Computing–Party Like Grandma, by Desert Party. 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Flower City Racing, LLC, Christopher J. Meyer and Rich Spiesman; B-Flower City Racing (NY); T-Jeremiah C. Englehart. $10,316.
Margins: 2, 3/4, HD. Odds: 1.05, 17.70, 1.40.
Also Ran: Lika Rolling Stone, Maggy's Palace, Ixodes, Moon Chariot. Scratched: A Thousand Plans, Nicky Jolene.