Trained by Mark Casse for Conquest Stables, Conquest Whiplash was a $370,000 purchase at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in April, and proved full value in the five-furlong stake over Woodbine's Polytrack.
Conquest Whiplash notched the opening quarter in :22.16 as she led the six-horse field comfortably into the turn, emerging with a 2 1/2-length lead at the top of the stretch. She continued on to victory under a hand ride for a 2 3/4-length win. Ba Ba Brett closed for the place, 1 3/4 lengths in front of Bold 'n Golden. The final running time was :58.19.
Casse offered explicit instructions to Da Silva for the Victoria. "Mark said, 'Usually I say sit third or fourth, but today don't take any prisoners, just go'," said the jockey. "He put some fire inside me and I did (go)."
Casse knew they had a filly ready to show some speed in the Victoria after watching her work at Ocala.
"We called her 'Whiplash' because she came out of the turn so fast working, she could hardly make the turn. It was like a motorcycle going around the turn," said Casse.
Conquest Whiplash banked $86,049 in victory for her initial race.
She returned $3.80, $2.70 and $2.10, pairing with Ba Ba Brett ($8.80, $4.80) for a $38.30 exacta. Bold 'n Golden was $3 to show, with the trifecta worth $135.70.
No Fruit Degroote was fourth, followed by Enthrone and Irish Media.