That would be Daveron! She was running today in the Ballston Spa Stakes (Grade II) at her favorite distance of 1 1/16 miles. Looked like she was lolling around in the gate as the assistant starter had to almost pick her up to get her balanced and focused. Eddie Castro has set up a great rapport with this filly and once she got around the last turn into the stretch and had someone challenging her you knew it was not going to be easy for anyone else. She loves a challenge and once that challenge had backed off she dug in to get the rest and once she got there she sailed by. This was her first try at the Grade II level after winning the Grade III Beaugay Stakes. She has plenty of time between her races and she is another ‘out back’ trainee! Congratulations to Team Valor International.
Written by Jack Shinar from the Bloodhorse: