Aclassysassylassy Glides in Susan's Girl
Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2004 5:15 PM
Posted: Monday, September 6, 2004 6:50 PM
Aclassysassylassy won the $125,000 Susan's Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder Race Course on Monday by 2 1/2 lengths.
It was the diminutive 2-year-old filly's third victory from four starts and brings her two-thirds of the way to a sweep of the FSS for fillies. She won the Desert Vixen Division in her last start. The series concludes with the $400,000 My Dear Girl Division during the Festival of the Sun on Oct. 23.
Trained by David Vivian for his wife Barbara and Dominic Vittese, Aclassysassylassy, the 2-5 favorite in the field of seven, completed the seven-furlong distance on a fast track in 1:27 3/5. The daughter of Wild Event
–Musical Halo (Jolie's Halo was ridden by her usual jockey Manuel Aguilar.
"The hurricane forced me to change her training schedule," Vivian said. "I pushed her final work back to Friday and she went a half in 48.
"She's small but she's put together well and travels well. She had a fast pace in front of her today, which was fine."
Laying third at the quarter pole after fractions of :22 2/5, :45 2/5 and 1:12 4/5, she was asked for run by Aguilar coming down the stretch and she assumed the lead from Cut the Mustard just after the eighth pole.
Cut the Mustard finished second while Yes It's Gold came in third. The winner paid $2.80, 2.20 and 2.10; Cut the Mustard returned $3.00 and 2.10; Yes It's Gold paid $2.10 to show.
The victory was worth $75,000 and pushed Aclassysassylassy's earnings to $158,800.
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