Morsches Strong’s Mild Ruler shot to the entrance at midstretch and simply held off Elysea’s International (IRE) via 2½ lengths to win the 28th operating of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) for fillies and mares earlier than a Sunday afternoon crowd of 14,735 at Keeneland.
Educated via Ian Wilkes and ridden via Chris Landeros, Mild Ruler coated 1½ miles on a turf direction categorised as company in 2:31.95. It’s the first victory within the race for Wilkes and Landeros.
Seashore Flower led the sector of 12 thru fractions of :26.10, :52.42 and 1:18.16 with Sea Dream (BRZ), Touriga (BRZ) and Adorning in closest pursuit and Landeros giving Mild Ruler a ground-saving shuttle close to the again of the pack.
On the head of the stretch, Sea Dream and Adorning emerged on most sensible whilst at the back of them, Mild Ruler moved off the rail into the 3 trail, collared the leaders on the 8th pole and drew transparent for the victory.
The victory was once value $75,000 and the Keeneland gross sales graduate’s income rose to $718,453 with a file of 18-6-3-5. The triumph was once the 6th up to now seven begins for the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Colonel John out of the Cozzene mare Winikins.
Mild Ruler returned $6.20, $3.20 and $2.80 because the slight favourite over Elysea’s International, who returned $3.60 and $2.80 beneath Javier Castellano. Adorning, who completed some other 1¼ lengths again in 3rd beneath Feargal Lynch, paid $9.20 to turn.
Get Particular completed some other neck again in fourth and was once adopted so as via Touriga, Bold Moon, Lemoona, Over Considering, Sea Dream, Vevina, Icy Calm and Seashore Flower.
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