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Sharp Secretary reeled in runaway pacesetter Simply Spiteful at the head of the stretch and cleared off to post her first stakes victory in the $147,118 Duchess at Woodbine Aug. 7.
Freshened since a fifth-place finish in the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland three months ago, Upperline drew away to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) July 3.
Graded stakes winner Bay to Bay leads a field of nine in the American 1000 Guineas May 22 at Arlington Park. The race will be run at one mile on turf and share the spotlight with its male counterpart the Arlington Classic.
Barry Irwin's Team Valor International and Dave Munro's Highfield Stock Farm have privately purchased the 3-year-old filly Chantilly Nayla, who will be trained by Wayne Catalano.
Looking every bit the 1-2 favorite she was, Franny Freud cruised to a front-running 4 3/4-length win in the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) for her first graded stakes win April 7 at Keeneland.
Keeneland's April 7 grade II feature for 3-year-old fillies worth $150,000. Franny Freud, Diva Delite figure to draw most attention.
|Trainer||Neil L. Pessin|
|Owner||Team Valor International and Highfield Stock Farm|
|Breeder||John J. Greely IV, Ralls & Foster, Phil Elliott & Phil Houchens|
|Chantilly Nayla View Five-Cross Pedigree||Five Star Day||Carson City|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||John J. Greely III||($1,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.