Ciaglia Racing, Highland Yard, River Oak Farm and Dominic Savides’ Venetian Harbor set an uncontested tempo and had sufficient left to carry off a late bid from Finite by a neck to win the twenty second working of the $200,000 Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies.
Skilled by Richard Baltas and ridden by Manny Franco, Venetian Harbor lined the 7 furlongs on a quick important observe in 1:23.03. After the race, her connections indicated the filly could be pointed to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Dash (G1) at Keeneland on Nov. 7.
“Completely,” Joseph Ciaglia mentioned when requested concerning the Breeders’ Cup. Turning to his companions, he requested “Are you able to go?”
“Our intention was to go to the Breeders’ Cup, however we felt this might be a great alternative to get a race in her. I couldn’t be any happier immediately,” Ciaglia mentioned.
Left alone on the lead after the break, Venetian Harbor rattled off fractions of :23.06 and :46.17 with Reagan’s Edge and Grand Cru Classe in closest pursuit. Turning into the stretch, Reagan’s Edge posed a short menace solely to have Venetian Harbor kick clear once more.
Rallying from the again of the pack, Finite shifted towards the rail at midstretch and was gaining floor on Venetian Harbor to her inside however ran out of floor.
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A Keeneland gross sales graduate, Venetian Harbor is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Munnings out of the Road Cry (IRE) mare Sounds of the Metropolis. The victory was value $120,000 and elevated her earnings to $503,400 with a document of 7-3-4-0 that now consists of two Grade 2 victories.
Previous to immediately’s victory, Venetian Harbor was second to Swiss Skydiver within the Fantasy (G3) at Oaklawn Park, second to Speech within the Central Financial institution Ashland (G1) at Keeneland on July 11 and was second to Gamine within the Check (G1) at Saratoga.
Venetian Harbor, despatched off as the favourite within the area of eight, paid $5.20, $3.40 and $3. Finite, ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., returned $7.40 and $5.20 and completed a half-length in entrance of Grand Cru Classe, who paid $7.80 to indicate underneath Martin Garcia.
Reagan’s Edge completed one other nostril again in fourth and was adopted so as by Tonalist’s Form, Secondary Market, 4 Graces and Secret Keeper.