Aclassysassylassy Finishes FSS Filly Sweep
Updated: Sunday, October 24, 2004 6:01 PM
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2004 6:05 PM
Aclassysassylassy completed a sweep of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, winning the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths at Calder during the Festival of the Sun.
Trained by Dave Vivian and owned by his wife, Barbara, in partnership with Dominic Vittese, the small gray filly has now won four of five career races. Aclassysassylassy is only the second filly to win all three legs of the the three-race series. Nancy's Glitter accomplished a sweep of the Desert Vixen, Susan's Girl and My Dear Girl in 1997.
Vivian said he owes Aclassysassylassy a big debt.
"She got me out of hock," he said. "Six months ago I was borrowing money off my buddy to make the payroll, and that's no joke. That's how this business goes. Over the last three or four years, I bought about 10 horses and they all turned out bad."
With Manny Aguilar aboard, Aclassysassylassy won in her first attempt racing around two turns, and did so impressively. Tracking in third into the stretch, she angled out in the stretch and caught Babaganush inside the final furlongs. She completed the 1 1/16 mile in 1:48 1/5. Babaganush was second. Finishing third was Yes It's Gold.
A $32,000 Ocala sale in April, the $240,000 winner's share increased her earnings to $398,800.
Aclassysassylassy paid $3.80 as the favorite, $2.80 to place and $2.60 for third. Longshot Babaganush returned $20.00 and $8.40. Yes It's Gold paid $3.80 to show.
FREE! E-Newsletters from The Blood-Horse!...
Follow the top stories of major racing events, racing previews and results with FREE e-newsletters from bloodhorse.com. As news develops, we'll deliver updates to your inbox. Follow important events moment by moment, step by step!