This is her fifth start in the US and the first time she’s tried one mile and three sixteenths. Johnny Velazquez rode her last time in her race at Aqueduct (as he did in her first start when she was third in the Grade 3 Matchmaker), so knows her and with the experience and the longer distance it made a 20/1 shot difference! She’s a Grade One and Grade Two winner previously in her native Brazil so not totally unexpected! Congratulations to Japanese pop singer owner Kiyoshi Maekawa who I’m sure was watching!
Lead photo Ryan Thompson, Coglianese Photos
Photo Lauren King, Coglianese Photos