Two for Toupie

Photo by Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club

Two was the magic number for TOUPIE today. Not only did she and Jorge Ruiz make us two-for-two on the Laurel Park card, she earned her second black-type victory with her win in the Stormy Blues Stakes.

Toupie and Jorge have quite the solid partnership, and she has always displayed her class. Jorge was also aboard for her first stakes victory, the Stewart Manor Stakes at Aqueduct last November 4. In her most recent outings, the pair were second in the Mamzelle Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 11 and and third in the Sandpiper Stakes on December 2 at Tampa Bay Downs.

Today’s 5 1/2 furlong test on the turf for 3-year-old fillies is named for Stormy Blues, one of the top 2-year-old fillies of 1994. Trained by the late Scotty Schulhofer, she won at first asking and then went on to capture the Sorority Stakes-G3, Matron Stakes-G1 and the Selima Stakes-G3. She was third in the Spinaway-G1 and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filles-G1 behind champions Flanders and Serena’s Song.

Toupie stalked the leaders today before sweeping past to best her 12 rivals by 2 1/4 lengths.  By Uncle Mo, she was bred in Kentucky by owners Wertheimer & Frere. She is the second foal from the Tapit mare Amertume. Congratulations to them on another win by this consistent filly!

 

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