Marketing Mix Easy Winner of Mrs. Revere
by Tom LaMarra
Date Posted: 11/12/2011 5:06:30 PM
Last Updated: 11/14/2011 6:42:50 PM

Marketing Mix cruises home in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.
Photo: Reed Palmer Photography, Churchill Downs

Glen Hill Farm’s Marketing Mix toyed with the field to easily win the $175,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs Nov. 12 (VIDEO).

Marketing Mix, trained by Tom Proctor and ridden by leading rider Julien Leparoux, previously finished a strong second behind Together in the grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 15. She paid $5.40 to win as the favorite in the Mrs. Revere, run on a firm course at the Kentucky racetrack.

Fractions for the Mrs. Revere were :24.04 for the opening quarter-mile, :49.04 for the half-mile, and 1:13.01 for six furlongs. Marketing Mix, who stalked pace-setter New Normal for the first three-quarters of a mile, took over at the top of stretch and drew away to win by two lengths in 1:42.59 after a mile in an honest 1:36.40.

Bizzy Caroline rallied for second and Hungry Island closed for third.

“We got a good trip and went at an easy pace,” Leparoux said. “When we got a few lengths in front in the stretch, I (geared her down). She’s a nice filly and she won; she didn’t need to win by 10 (lengths).”

"That was a good field," Proctor said.

Marketing Mix, bred in Ontario by Sean Fitzhenry and owned by Leonard Lavin’s Glen Hill Farm, now has four wins in nine career starts. She also won the grade III Pucker Up Stakes on the grass at Arlington Park this summer and the Wonder Where Stakes for Ontario-bred runners at Woodbine.

Marketing Mix is by Medaglia d'Oro   out of the Kris S. mare Instant Thought.

Louvakhova, who figured to take action in the Mrs. Revere, was scratched earlier in the day, leaving a field of 11.

 


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