Sixtythreecaliber Outguns Kathleen O. in Comely
My Racehorse Stable and Spendthrift Farm’s Sixtythreecaliber fended off a late rally from put up-time favorite Kathleen O. to score the initial graded win of her career in the $175,000 Comely Stakes (G3) for sophomore fillies traveling 1 1/8 miles Nov. 25 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Properly trained by Tom Amoss, Sixtythreecaliber extended her gain streak to 3-in-a-row just after a previous-out victory in the Seneca Right away Stakes Sept. 24 at Churchill Downs and an optional proclaiming score in August at Horseshoe Indianapolis with Edgar Morales in the irons. It was her 2nd endeavor at a graded victory soon after distant fourth-put complete in the Indiana Oaks (G3) in July.
“She’s a horse that has started—with all because of respect to the other racetracks—in far more minor league forms of races, speaking comparatively to the New York racing circuit. But she is surely no slight league horse,” Amoss mentioned. “She utilised those races to build self-confidence, and it showed up nowadays.”
With Kendrick Carmouche up for the to start with time, Sixtythreecaliber broke from post 2 and settled in 2nd driving Tizzy in the Sky , who stumbled a little from the outermost publish 8 and rushed up to direct the area to the to start with convert through an opening quarter-mile in :24.63 seconds about the speedy most important monitor.
Positions remained unchanged down the backstretch as Tizzy in the Sky accomplished the 50 %-mile in :49.94, but the dynamics before long altered as Carmouche roused his mount for extra and went on even conditions with the pacesetter as the pair rounded the transform. Kathleen O., previous of seven early, designed regular progression into the convert beneath tension from Javier Castellano and by the extend simply call, was within just striking array of her two rivals up entrance.
Sixtythreecaliber took a obvious gain into the extend and soundly put absent a tiring Tizzy in the Sky, but was promptly challenged by a closing Kathleen O. down the heart of the racetrack. With strong encouragement from Carmouche, Sixtythreecaliber gamely fended off her determined foe to protected the half-duration victory in a ultimate time of 1:53.89.
“At the sixteenth pole, she sort of waited, and then as soon as she noticed that horse, she pinned her ears and went appropriate back again at it again,” Carmouche said.
The late-running Early morning Matcha grabbed display honors by a neck over Falconet , with Tizzy in the Sky, Skratch Kat , and Nostalgic rounding out the order of end. Pistol Liz Ablazen was scratched.
The bay daughter of Gun Runner became the 10th graded stakes winner for her crimson-hot sire and banked $96,250 though improving upon her history to 5– in seven starts off. She returned $24.40 for a $2 win wager.
Amoss stated the winner would base at Good Grounds Race Course & Slots this wintertime with a racing timetable to be established.
Castellano praised the exertion from the several graded stakes-winning Kathleen O., who manufactured her to start with commence off a 6-month layoff right after ending fifth in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) for Hall of Fame coach Shug McGaughey.
Bred in Kentucky by Lee Pokoik, Sixtythreecaliber is out of the quality 1-put Include mare Classofsixtythree . She is her dam’s second graded stakes winner, adhering to Gunmetal Gray , a grade 3 winner and grade 1-positioned runner.
Classofsixtythree has produced 10 foals, 8 starters, and five winners. Her youngest foal is a yearling filly by Into Mischief .
Sixtythreecaliber was a $250,000 invest in by her homeowners from the Eaton Profits consignment to the 2020 September Yearling Sale at Keeneland.
Movie: Comely S. (G3)
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