Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc., Madaket Stables and Surprise Stables’ French-bred Tamahere made her North American debut a successful one in Saturday’s Grade 2, $150,000 Sands Level at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Skilled by four-time Eclipse Award-winner Chad Brown, Tamahere entered the one-turn mile for sophomore fillies on the Widener turf off a virtually three-month layoff from a romping 7 1/2-length rating within the Prix la Sorellina at La Teste De Buch in her native nation.
Tamahere settled in seventh place as Pure Wow led the eight-horse subject by splits of 23.87 seconds, 47.54 and 1:11.68 on the agency turf whereas being tracked by 2-1 post-time favourite Miss J McKay and longshot Drop a Trace.
Pure Wow maintained a precarious lead turning for residence with Giacosa launching a four-wide bid and Tamahere following her run outdoors of rivals as Drop a Trace angled off the rail to stake her declare. Speaktomeofsummer, winner of the Grade 2 Lake Placid in July at Saratoga, was filled with run however trapped behind rivals with a furlong to run as Tamahere, underneath urging from Irad Ortiz, Jr., demonstrated a strong flip of foot and surged to a two-length victory in a remaining time of 1:35.21.
Speaktomeofsummer, with Joel Rosario up, arrived late to finish the exacta by three-quarters of a size over Drop a Trace.
Rounding out the order of end had been Pure Wow, a useless warmth for fifth between Selflessly and Giacosa, Miss J McKay and Optimistic Energy.
Brown mentioned Tamahere, who was reluctant to load into the beginning gate, carried out to the potential she had proven in her morning exercises at Belmont and Saratoga.
“She skilled brilliantly,” mentioned Brown, who earned his fourth profession Sands Level rating. “As you may see behind the gate, there’s nonetheless some work to do. She’s a high-strung horse. She was a little bit bit eager early on, however Irad obtained her to settle and he or she confirmed us that flip of foot that she confirmed us within the morning. She’s a very thrilling horse to have for the long run. We’re fortunate to have her. She gave us lots of confidence that she could be a very good horse.”
Brown’s previous Sands Level winners embrace Ball Dancing , Uni  and New and Improved .
Ortiz, Jr., who guided Uni to her Sands Level rating, mentioned Tamahere settled properly as soon as away from the gate.
“She broke good and put me in a very good place,” mentioned Ortiz, Jr. “We obtained some tempo in entrance of us and that labored out excellent as a result of she settled down and relaxed so effectively. The coach had advised me ‘she has a pleasant turn-of-foot, you are going to love her.’ I simply trusted Chad and waited so long as I may and once I requested her, she was prepared.”
Rosario, aboard the late-closing Speaktomeofsummer, mentioned his filly ran effectively as soon as she noticed daylight.
“It appeared like for a second I had a gap to undergo after which it simply closed, so I needed to wait a little bit longer,” mentioned Rosario. “The opposite horse simply obtained the soar. She ran effectively.”
Tamahere, bred in France by E.A.R.L. Elevage Du Sarai, banked $82,500 in victory whereas bettering her document to 7-3-2-1. She paid $7 for a $2 win ticket.
Stay racing resumes Sunday at Belmont Park with a 10-race card highlighted by the a hundred and thirtieth working of the Grade 3, $100,000 Futurity, a six-furlong turf dash providing a “Win and You are In” berth to the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Dash on November 6 at Keeneland. It’s one in all two turf stakes for juveniles on the 10-race card, with the Grade 3, $100,000 Matron for 2-year-old fillies going six furlongs additionally on the docket. First put up is 12:50 p.m.
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