Four weeks ago at Gulfstream Park, Gainesway Stable’s SPENDARELLA turned heads with her impressive debut – and win – in a maiden special weight on the grass under Jose Ortiz. Today the pair stepped directly up to graded stakes company in the Herecomesthebride Stakes-G3, and the results were equally eye-catching. Away sharply, she led at every pole, drew away from the rest of the field down the lane and finished a confident 1 1/2 lengths in front of nearest rival Opalina.
The 3-year-old daughter of Breeders’ Cup winner Karakontie (JPN) and the graded stakes producer Spanish Bunny was bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds LTD and foaled in New York, which offers interesting opportunities going forward. Now an undefeated graded stakes winner herself, Spendarella added more gloss to her dam’s page this afternoon. Two for two, she has earned $104,650.
Our sincere congratulations to Antony Beck of Gainesway Stable. Brilliantly done, Spendarella!