DutchessViews Farm’s Large Q, expertly treated by way of Jose Lezcano, picked up her first stakes rating in Saturday’s $100,000 Key Cents, a six-furlong dash for New York-bred juvenile fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Educated by way of Gary Gullo, the Large Brown bay used to be making her 3rd consecutive stakes get started following a couple of fifth-place efforts within the Grade 2 Adirondack and Searching for the Ante at Saratoga Race Route.
Graded-stakes positioned Time Restrict, with Corridor of Famer Javier Castellano up, broke smartly and set a swift opening quarter-mile in 22.91 seconds below power from All Over the Map. Large Q, leaving from the outdoor publish in a box of 7, complex into the flip to problem Time Restrict with Playtone, the 2-1 mutuel favourite, shifting with conviction inside Unmarried Verse to take 3rd place thru a half-mile in 46.97 at the rapid major monitor.
Large Q took command as the sector straightened away and drew off very easily for a five-length rating in a last time of one:12.22 as Playtone grinded previous Time Restrict to finish the exacta.
Rounding out the order of end had been Shadolamo, Unmarried Verse, and My Sassy Sarah. All Over the Map used to be pulled up on the cord.
Lezcano stated Large Q, racing recent from an out of doors publish, used to be a lot sharper than her earlier effort within the Searching for the Ante.
“She used to be actual energetic. Remaining time, she used to be inside of and were given bumped a few occasions,” stated Lezcano. “As of late, she used to be extra relaxed within the bridle the entire method. She in reality kicked directly to win the race. She used to be within the transparent and once I requested, she completed robust. She will be able to do extra. She’s a pleasant filly and she or he all the time tries.”
Large Q graduated on debut when a half-length the most efficient in a five ½-furlong state-bred maiden match on July 11 on the Spa. The proficient bay used to be freshened following her off-the-board stakes efforts and Gullo stated his filly used to be higher for the break day.
“I believed we had been going to take a seat again and make up floor, however she’s sharp,” stated Gullo. “We freshened her up and had her in a position. It used to be a horny just right race.”
Gullo stated he’s going to level Large Q to the $500,000 5th Road department of the New York Stallion Stakes Sequence, set for December 15 on the Large A.
“The nice factor is that she’s a stallion stakes horse and there is a $500,000 race arising going seven-eighths, which I feel she’ll take care of,” stated Gullo.
Large Q, bred by way of Golden Goose Enterprises, banked $55,000 in victory, whilst making improvements to her document to 2 wins from 4 begins. She paid $20.80 for a $2 win price tag.
Reside racing resumes on Sunday at Aqueduct with a 10-race card highlighted by way of the $100,000 Pocket book in Race 9. First publish is 12 p.m. Jap.
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