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Sires Stakes Contested At Northfield

Published: July 18, 2017 10:57 am ET

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Owner Jennifer Brown has garnered a sweet surprise with her standout two-year-old pacing filly Prsntpretynperfect, who captured a $40,000 leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes on Monday, July 17 at Northfield Park.

The Big Bad John lass did nothing less than pace in a career best 1:54.2 in her sires stakes contest at Northfield, after winning Leg 1 at Scioto Downs on July 5 in 1:55.4. She is now two-for-two lifetime.

Prsntpretynperfect, pictured scoring a decisive, 1:54.2 win in the Ohio Sires Stakes on July 17, 2017 at Northfield Park (Photo courtesy Jeff Zamaiko)

“I liked her right away as she was small and was the third foal out of her dam, who had already had a pair of colts,” Brown explained. “When I go to buy something for myself, I always like to get a foal out of a mare who has already had two foals of the same gender, and then buy the opposite. In other words, a mare who has had two colts and then a filly, or vice versa, appeals to me.”

That’s how Brown acquired Prsntpretynperfect, who was the third foal out of the Towners Big Buy mare Wild Princess p,4, 1:52.2z ($30,929). The filly—who cost Brown just $7,000 at last year’s Ohio Select Yearling Sale—is a full sister to Prince Giovanni p 3,1:54.4h ($60,954) and to Banderbear p,3,1:53.3f ($24,575).

“I don’t like really big fillies as I think they tend to be clumsy at two,” Brown continued. “This filly fit the bill and she was something for the boys (her son Beau Brown and her son-in-law Cameron McCown) to drive at the fairs. She trained down well in Florida with our other top fillies all winter, and when it came time to qualify her, we realized she was a little better than a county fair horse.”

Brown, who’s married to trainer Brian Brown, spends the winter helping her husband with their 88-horse stable at Spring Garden Ranch.

“She had really quick speed from Day One,” Brown acknowledged. “And she’s had a pretty good attitude overall but she does get a little grumpy when she doesn’t get her turn out time. Believe it or not, all of our horses got turned out for at least two hours a day while we were in Florida and when we come back up here, it’s a little more difficult to get all of them turned out like that on a daily basis.”

Brown says the filly has overcome a few physical issues and hasn’t been affected in the long term. First, she popped a splint on her left front leg in early March while the Browns were still in Florida.

“We were able to freeze it and she continued on training well,” she said. “Then just after her first qualifier at Scioto Downs in mid-June, she popped a splint on her right front, and we froze that.”

Two days prior to her start in the first leg of the sires stakes, the filly came up lame.

“She popped a gravel on the inside of a foot, right at the top,” Brown noted. “My daughter soaked the foot and put a poultice-treatment on it and worked on it day and night. We pulled the shoe and she was much better, and after we had her re-shod the morning of the sires stakes, she was perfect.”

Prsntpretynperfect was just that in her pari-mutuel and sires stakes debut, with a come-from-behind charge for driver Chris Page.

In Leg 2 at Northfield, Page opted for the 7-5 favourite Kay Again, who ultimately finished fifth, three and a half lengths back of the winner, giving the win to a patient Kayne Kauffman, who steered the filly to a two and a half-length triumph. She now sports a bankroll of $40,000 for Brown.

“She’s been a great surprise and so much fun,” Brown said. “I’m looking forward to her next sires stakes.”

Shadows On Time (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) was second at 2-1, while 21-1 longshot Big Bad Goldie (Peter Wrenn) got up for third to Brown’s winning filly.

In the fourth sires stakes division (Race 7) Shakewhatmamagaveu zoomed to a new track record clocking of 1:53.4 for driver Peter Wrenn. Trained by Ron Steck, the 4-5 favourite, an Art Official lass, paced under the Northfield wire nearly seven lengths in front of 9-2 Ask me Ifi Care (Mike Micallef) and 50-1 Pearl Crush (Ryan Stahl). Bred by The Tar Heel Stable, Shakewhatmamagaveu upped her lifetime earnings to $30,000 for owners Ron and Marcia Break of Marysville, Ohio.

Shakewhatmamagaveu is the eighth foal out of the unraced Cams Card Shark mare Sexy Susan and is a full sister to Wheres The Boss p,3,1:54.4 ($70,510) and Smokeys Lady p,3,1:56.4f ($16,967) and has half-siblings in Backtobattle p,4,1:52 ($55,923) and Youll Like It p,2, 1:57.4h ($36,670) — both sired by Grinfromeartoear.

John Poppe’s JP Silver smoked her competition with a bold move around the final turn to win in a career best 1:54.3 in the first sires stakes division (Race 1). Jeff Nisonger piloted the grey daughter by McArdle to her third career triumph in as many starts. The homebred winner of $42,004 left the gate at odds of 7-1 and finished one and a half lengths in front of 5-2 favourite Lucille Amarone (Ryan Stahl), with 7-1 Cams Candy Girl (Travis Seekman) nabbing third-place honours.

JP Silver is the eighth foal out of the Jet Laag mare Wings Of Silver p,3, 1:57.3h ($20,513) and is a half-sister to JP Oscar (by Stand Forever) p,2, 1:54.2s ($37,995); Silver Sting (by I Scoot Hanover) p,4,2:02.1f ($28,101); and Silver River (by Red River Hanover) p,7, 1:54.3f ($70,398).

Josh Sutton piloted 3-1 Dirty Blonde to a wire-to-wire triumph in her sires stakes division (Race 3), stopping the clock in 1:55.3 for trainer DeShawn Minor and owner Timothy Russell of California, KY. The Woodstock lass, who is the first foal out of the Yankee Cruiser mare Peeeeyouuuuuuuuu p,5, 1:53.1f (73,273) bested 2-1 favourite Thrill Seeker (Peter Wrenn), who endured a first-up trip to finish second by three-quarters of a length. Ultra Violet was third at 10-1 odds for Aaron Merriman. Dirty Blond now has $24,750 in earnings from two wins in three starts.

Filou Fly Fast did just that with a gate-to-wire 1:56.1 triumph in the final sires stakes event (Race 12). Driven by Tyler Smith, the 6-5 favourite, conditioned by Steve Carter, held off 5-1 Princess Rougarou (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) by a length, while 2-1 Merciless (Aaron Merriman) was third. A daughter of Allamerican Native, Filou Fly Fast notched her fourth career victory in as many tries and now has $27,500 in lifetime earnings. She is the first foal out of the Astreos mare Windsong Filou p, 4, 1:51.3S ($345,725).


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