Cigar Mile Day’s stakes motion kicked off when Really feel Superb ended a five-race hunch and sponsored up her 8-Five favoritism by means of coming off the tempo to protected her moment stakes victory, retaining off a overdue rate from fellow Christophe Clement trainee Sorrentina Lemon in Saturday’s $150,000 Iciness Reminiscences over a yielding inside turf at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The 1 1/16-mile tournament can pay tribute to Phillips Racing Partnership’s seven-time graded stakes-winning millionaire who captured the Lawn Town at Belmont Park and Diana Handicap at Saratoga Race Path (each Grade 1) all over her remarkable racing occupation. She used to be educated by means of veteran conditioner Jimmy Toner.
Coincidentally, Really feel Superb had no longer received since successful a stakes race named after Iciness Reminiscences’ dam Reminiscences of Silver, which used to be contested in April on the Large A. The bay daughter of Bated Breath arrived at Saturday’s race off of a slender moment to New and Progressed within the Grade 2 Sands Level on October 12 at Belmont Park.
Breaking from the rail underneath Junior Alvarado, Really feel Superb took again and used to be final of the tightly packed seven-horse box heading into the primary flip as 30-1 lengthy shot Panther Hit led via a gap quarter in 23.06 seconds.
Previous the quarter-pole, three-time winner Tass took command, main thorough a half-mile in 47.79 seconds.
Across the a ways flip, Panther Hit resumed command as Really feel Superb persisted to hug the rail receiving her cue from Alvarado on the most sensible of the stretch. Really feel Superb used to be in pursuit and took the lead simply previous the eighth-pole as Panther Hit retreated.
Two-time winner Sorrentina Lemon unleashed a aggressive bid to the out of doors however Really feel Superb used to be in a position to hold directly to win by means of three-quarters of a duration over her stablemate in a last time of one:43.16.
Sorrentina Lemon completed some other 2 ¼ lengths forward of Atomic Blonde in 3rd.
Really feel Superb, who started her occupation in her local Nice Britain for former conditioner George Baker, is now unbeaten in two begins at Aqueduct.
The win used to be a 3rd stakes victory of the meet for Alvarado, who piloted Golden Award and Our Tremendous Nova to their respective victories within the Grade Three Turnback the Alarm and NYSSS Staten Island.
“She broke smartly. We were given shuffled again a bit bit popping out of the chute within the first section, however I nonetheless idea she used to be travelling smartly,” Alvarado stated. “We have been six lengths in the back of the chief, and I used to be informed to be about mid-pack. I used to be most probably a bit farther again than they sought after, however she used to be travelling smartly. She began choosing it up and we have been simply looking ahead to room to open up. I knew I had numerous horse. Once we became for house, the outlet spread out on the rail and she or he by no means hesitated. She went via and completed very sturdy for me.”
Returning $5.40 for a $2 win guess, Really feel Superb now boasts a life-time report of 13-4-3-1 and enhanced her bankroll to $298,734 after cashing a test for the winner’s proportion of $88,688.
Owned by means of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Tango Uniform Racing, Really feel Superb is out of the Medicean broodmare Self Targeted.
Clement’s assistant Christophe Lorieul used to be available to saddle Really feel Superb and used to be happy with either one of the barn’s runners.
“I believed every of our horses have been going to be just a little nearer. We have been final and second-to-last going into the primary flip,” Lorieul stated. “They went lovely fast early on, in order that gave us an opportunity to near. Each fillies had just right journeys on account of being at the back of the sector early. Really feel Superb discovered a gap at the inside of and Sorrentina Lemon used to be in a position to seek out her means at the out of doors. They each completed really well and we are more than happy with the outcome to pick out up some black sort.”
Lorieul spoke volumes of runner-up Sorrentina Lemon, who arrived at her stakes debut unbeaten in two begins.
“We could not be extra extremely joyful,” Lorieul stated. “She ran smartly to complete moment and possibly if it used to be just a little extra distance, the tables can have been became round. Each fillies ran nice.”
Finishing the order of end have been Panther Hit, Refuge Island, Tass and At the The city.
Jabuticaba, Tuned and main-track most effective entrants Jennemily, Staff Win and Monaco Princess have been scratched.
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