Paradise Farms Corp. and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Beautiful Sky rallied from far off the tempo to catch Princess Grace in deep stretch and draw back to a half-length victory within the thirtieth operating of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Friday afternoon at Keeneland.
Skilled by Mike Maker and ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., Beautiful Sky lined 1 1/16 miles on a agency turf course in 1:41.33. The clocking broke the stakes file of 1:41 2/5 established by Spinning Spherical in 1992.
“She broke fairly good,” Santana mentioned. “The tempo was fairly sizzling. The race arrange completely for her. Turning for dwelling, she switched results in her proper leg. She gave me all the things she had.”
Outburst (GB) led the sector of 10 via early fractions of :22.71, :46.23 and 1:10.50 with Stroll In Marrakesh (IRE) simply in again of her to the surface via the early operating as Beautiful Sky raced in the back of the pack with How Ironic.
Within the stretch, Princess Grace swept previous the leaders on the surface and opened a daylight benefit by the eighth pole. Beautiful Sky, third from final on the head of the stretch, swung widest of all and was in a position to overtake Princess Grace within the remaining 20 yards.
“I used to be more than happy with the fractions,” Maker mentioned. “The race did not form up the best way I assumed it will, however I left it in Ricardo (Santana Jr.)’s fingers, and he rode an important race. She ran some recreation races, unfortunate to lose, at Saratoga. Very deserving. Such a giant, stylish filly. I prefer to get a stakes win for (co-owner) Peter Proscia.”
A Keeneland gross sales graduate, Beautiful Sky is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Declaration of Warfare out of the Unbridled’s Track mare Sky Stroll. The victory was price $90,000 and boosted her earnings to $304,825 with a file of 11-3-2-1. It’s her first stakes victory.
Beautiful Sky paid $13.80, $6.40 and $4.80. Princess Grace, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, returned $9.40 and $7.20 with How Ironic rallying from final and ending one other half-length again in third below Rafael Bejarano and paying $10.60 to indicate.
It was one other 2½ lengths again to Witez, who was adopted so as by favored Duopoly, Outburst, Sugar Repair, Antoinette, Stroll In Marrakesh and Pranked.
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