Gamine (Into Mischief) wins the Derby City Distaff (G1) in Churchill Downs on 5.1.21.
The multiple Grade 1 Gamine winner leads an eight-man field in the $ 200,000 guaranteed Great Lady M Stakes Monday in Los Alamitos.
The Great Lady M of class 2 is suitable for mares and mares (3 years old) and from 6 ½ stages. It is the eighth of nine races on the final day of the Summer Thoroughbred Festival. Scheduled post time for the main event is 4:28 pm
Trained for Michael Lund Petersen by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Gamine has won seven out of eight and made $ 1,286,500.
As a 4-year-old Into Mischief filly out of the Kafwain mare Peggy Jane, Gamine has four Grade 1 successes in three different states on her résumé. She has taken those wins – the Acorn at Belmont Park, the Test in Saratoga, the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Keeneland in 2020, and the Derby City Distaff at Churchill Downs earlier this year – by a total of 33½ lengths.
Baffert, who had previously won the Great Lady M. with Fantastic Style (2015) and Marley’s Freedom (2018-2019), also entered Qahira.
Idle since finishing second behind Gamine in Las Flores on April 4th, the 5-year-old Cairo Prince mare has won half of her 10 races for Baoma Corporation for $ 249,400.
From the Bates Motel mare Motel Lass, Qahira is 1-to-1 in Los Alamitos. She won an optional claimer as a 3-5 election during the 2019 Summer Thoroughbred Festival.
Edgeway is aiming for a third straight win for Hronis Racing LLC and trainer John Sadler.
The 4-year-old Competitive Edge filly out of the Stormin Fever mare Magical Solution followed a victory in an optional claimer on February 7th in Santa Anita with a stakes success in the Carousel April 10th in Oaklawn Park.
Edgeway won four out of six and made $ 307,200. As a three year old, she finished second in Grade 3 Dogwood on her only previous start in a Ranked Race.
Hronis Racing and Sadler also reported Candura, an easy run 5 year old Into Mischief mare. The gray, which comes from the Candy Ride mare Halloween Candy, won three out of four and deposited $ 162,945. She is 2 for 2 in 2021 with both wins at Oaklawn Park, most recently on April 25th.
Her victory in California came on her career debut on August 22, 2018, and went five stadiums on the Del Mar lawn.
A 4-year-old Shanghai Bobby filly out of the Richter Scale mare Lady Dynasty, Dynasty of Her Own, will aim for her first graded win for Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC and trainer Jonathan Wong.
The Kentucky breed won seven out of eleven and made $ 194,148. She has been absent since she was born on Jan.
Her only win in four attempts on dirt came in the Borderplex Stakes at Sunland Park, New Mexico on January 26, 2020. In her only Ranked Stakes attempt, she finished fifth of six in Grade 3 Iowa Oaks with 1 1/16 miles as last year in Prairie Meadows.
Trained by Simon Callaghan for Kaleem Shah Inc., Bella Vita will make her graded debut. The 4-year-old daughter of FC Bayern and Storm Cat mare Queenie Cat is 2 for 8 with earnings of $ 181,790. The Californian breeder was worse than third only once in her career.
Owned by DK Racing LLC, Radley Equine Inc., breeders Helen Alexander and Ramona and Perry Bass II and trained by Dan Blacker, Eyes Open broke her seventh career start on May 23rd. Her girl Bernardini mare Delightful mare deposited $ 56,920.
Road Rager will be making her first start in nearly 10 months for Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable and trainer Brian Koriner.
The 5-year-old Quality Road mare was last seen on September 6th in Del Mar in an optional claimer in third place. From the Aggressive Chief mare She Is Raging, Road Rager has won twice in 13 attempts and deposited $ 128,162.
From the inside out the field for the Great Lady M Stakes:
- Candura, Tyler Baze rides, 119 pounds
- Own dynasty, Ricardo Gonzalez, 119
- Qahira, Abel Cedillo, 119
- Edgeway, Flavien Prat, 119
- Gamine, John Velazquez, 119
- Bella Vita, Juan Hernandez, 119
- Open your eyes, Edwin Maldonado, 119
- Road Rager, Jessica Pyfer, 119
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