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Medaglia d'Oro Filly Impresses at Churchill Downs

4th-Churchill Downs, $75,368, Msw, 5-23, 3yo/up, f/m, 1m, 1:36.12, ft ALTAF (f, 3, Medaglia d'Oro--Fawaarek, by Smart Strike) was seventh beaten four lengths when unveiled over the Gulfstream grass Apr. 2, but was installed the 5-2 favorite here switching surfaces and circuits. Towards the back of the pack early behind swift splits of :22.58 and :45.62, the bay checked off of heels heading into the home bend but quickly gathered herself back up to pick off rivals out in the clear. She caught the eye past the quarter pole while...

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