Queen For A Day

She had none of it to deal with at Belmont at the Big A today, as QUEEN OF THE MUD (IRE) broke her maiden on Aqueduct’s firm outer turf course in brilliant sunshine.

Her first start was three weeks ago at Delaware Park, going five furlongs on the grass under Daniel Centeno. The pair were third, just a head behind the place horse. Today in New York she added a furlong and had the services of Flavien Prat. The 3-year-old filly popped out of the gate sharply and went straight to the lead, which she never relinquished. In command in upper stretch, she kicked away from the field and went on to cruise under the wire – ears up – by 4 1/4 lengths.

Bred in Ireland by McCracken Farms, Queen of the Mud (IRE) is by the Danehill stallion Kodiac (GB) out of Jawlaat (IRE), by Shamardal. She is a half-sister to Facteur Cheval (by Ribchester (IRE)), a graded stakes winner in France.

Congratulations to her ownership group, which consists of The Elkstone Group LLC, Siena Farm LLC, Michael E. Kisber and Peter Deutsch.




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