Well-Bred Roswell Lands Debut Win At Gulfstream Park On Sunday

Roswell | Lauren King

4th-Gulfstream, $70,000, Msw, 1-14, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:10.81, ft, 1 1/2 lengths.
ROSWELL (f, 3, Into Mischief–Acoma {GISW, $1,060,898}, by Empire Maker), receiving Lasix for this career debut, broke alertly and was shuffled back to the middle of the pack up the backstretch. Taking aim at the longshot pacemaker Far and Few (Omaha Beach) heading into the far turn, the 11-1 chance ranged up on the leader at the eighth pole while under an all-out drive and took control in the final jumps to get the win by 1 1/2 lengths.

“The filly's been working very nicely,” said trainer Bill Mott. “She's an aggressive type, but she really hasn't made any mistakes. She's put in some useful works and she's very athletic.”

Alongside her mother Helen Groves, who passed away in 2022, Helen Alexander bred and raced the winner's dam. A GISP/MGSP competitor whose signature win came in the GI Juddmonte Spinster S., Acoma hails from a deep female line which includes her dam SW Aurora (Danzig), who is out of champion 2-year-old filly Althea (Alydar). Aurora produced GISW Arch (Kris S.) in addition to Antics (Unbridled), the dam of dual Eclipse Award winner Covfefe (Into Mischief). Alexander bred Acoma to Nyquist, a colt foaled in 2022, and the mare visited Life Is Good last spring. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $42,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Helen C. Alexander; B-Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds (KY); T-William I. Mott.

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