Four notable fillies claim their first victories
This column highlights the performances of young daughters who have made no more than five starts and sold for more than $500,000 at public auction, have tier/group winning siblings, or have winning dams level/group. BloodHorse’s research shows that early winners in particular who meet these criteria are more likely to be ranked bet winners.
The Cheyenne Stable Osirie went wire to wire in a six furlong turf test for fillies and virgin mares on May 27 to claim his first win in his third start for trainer Christophe Clement at Belmont Park.
The Malibu Moon filly, a full sister of the winner and grade 2 sire Stanford , was ridden in Friday’s race by jockey Joel Rosario. After shooting out of the gate with his head, Osiria established fractions of :21.92, :44.27 and :55.74 over five furlongs before battling enemies in the stretch and claiming a 1 3 victory /4 in length stopping the clock at 1:08.01 on a firm course.
Prior to her winning effort, Osiria had finished ninth and last on her February 6 debut on the main track at Gulfstream Park. She tried the weed on her next start on April 9 at Aqueduct Racecoursefinishing third.
Bred by Ron Stolich, Osiria is out of the Distorted Humor mare Rosy Humor, whose other offspring include grad pegs Hedge funds (by super saver ).
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Godolphin’s Breeding Gina also won on third claim, taking a 5 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares on May 25 at Delaware Park.
The Maclean’s Music the filly is trained by Michael Stidham, who also trained her older half-brother, winner of the Dubai 2021 World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) mystical guide . After finishing third behind third place Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) sequitor at Colonial stockings in her debut, Gina finished the board on the all-weather track at Honeysuckle while running a mile and 70 meters in September of last year.
In Wednesday’s test, Gina picked up the pace both lanes under jockey Angel Suarez as a quarter mile ticked by in :22.73 and a half in :46.08. Halfway through the turn, Gina grabbed the lead from the leader and was two lengths ahead by the time they hit the top of the stretch. From there she opened up the field, finishing 5 3/4 lengths ahead in a final time of 1:03.95 in the fast lane.
Gina is out of the AP Indy mare Music note , winner of five Grade 1 appearances in 2008-09. Music Note also finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (G1) in those two years. Notable offspring include last year’s Penn Mile Stakes (G3) winner Gershwin .
Later that same day, Augustin Stable’s diva ready earned his second start for coach Jonathan Thomas. The 3 year old daughter of more than ready powered home a 4 3/4 length win in a special first weight for fillies and mares running a mile and 70 yards on turf.
Ridden by Jaime Rodriguez, Diva Ready moved up from third place, split the leaders on their way home and took over as they entered the lane. She finished the race in a final time of 1:40.34 on a firm track.
Bred by Augustin’s owner, George Strawbridge Jr., Diva Ready is out of the holy roman emperor Mare mango diva Group 2 winner in Ireland.
After several frustrating finishes, Little Mombo picked up his first win in his fifth start for owners Rigney Racing and trainer Philip Bauer on a sloppy track at Churchill Falls May 26.
The in mischief the filly made her debut on December 3 at the age of 2 but finished fourth out of six furlongs at Oaklawn Park. She returned in January and February to run the same track and the same distance and finished second in both efforts. In her last start on April 7, again at six furlongs to Oaklawn, she finished third.
Shortened to 5 1/2 furlongs for Thursday’s race, Little Mombo ran second with Florent Geroux as the splits went to :22.48 and :45.94 for four furlongs. When asked at the top of the straight, Little Mombo found the right equipment and clinched a seven-length victory, finishing the distance in 1:04.11.
Little Mombo takes first seven-length win at Churchill Downs
Bred by Mulholland Springs, Tom Grether Farms and Elizabeth Hager, Little Mombo is out of the lineup Dynaformer mare Samiam . The filly was a $500,000 purchase from Paramount Sales at Keeneland’s September 2020 sale.