With an explosive burst of speed, the maiden Quick Little Miss went from last on the final turn to score a 4 1/2-length victory at odds of 29-1 in the $118,100 Barretts Debutante for 2-year-old fillies at Fairplex Park Saturday.
Trained by Mel Stute for Schiffer, Stute and the Hat Ranch West, Quick Little Miss covered the 6 1/2-furlong distance around two turns in 1:18 4/5 in a race for fillies that had been offered for sale at Barretts. Ridden by Isaias Enriquez, she paid $60.40, $13.80 and $7 while scoring a convincing victory over the 6-5 favorite Katispsublue ($3.40, $2.80) and David Flores, who combined with the winner for a $197.60 exacta.
Quick Little Miss, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Freud
--Swift Girl (Unbridled) who was sold for $40,000 in March, had failed to hit the board in three previous starts for Stute. After the race, Stute said that the bay filly had ankle problems earlier. She was one of seven maidens in the field of 10. In her most recent start Sept. 2, Quick Little Miss finished sixth after breaking poorly from the rail in a six-furlong maiden special weight event at Del Mar.
Trailing on the turn Saturday as Smokey Gal set fractions of :21 4/5 and :46 3/5, Quick Little Miss made a dynamic move while circling the field to reach the front of the pack in tandem with Katispsublue, who was strongly favored off her seven-length debut victory over California breds at Del Mar Aug. 26. In the home stretch, though, Quick Little Miss pulled well clear.
Kissin Party took third, six lengths behind the winner, paying $6 with Michael Baze aboard.
John D. Murphy bred Quick Little Miss.