John Oxley's For All We Know came from off the pace to pull away from Flying Glitter in deep stretch for her first graded stakes victory in the $300,000 Raven Run (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland Saturday.
Ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan for trainer John Ward Jr., For All We Know rebounded from back-to-back losses after beginning her career with three straight victories beginning in March.
For All We Know completed the seven furlongs in 1:23 4/5 on a course upgraded to "good" from "muddy" prior to the race. Flying Glitter, ridden by Robby Albarado, was a clear second, two lengths behind the winner. Career Oriented, 2 1/2 lengths farther back, nipped pacesetting Simply Because by a head for third.
"I've believed in the filly from day one," said Bridgmohan, who collected his first stakes victory at Keeneland. "She's still learning and has been breezing unbelievably lately. We had a great trip."
Leave Me Alone, the 4-5 favorite in the field of 11, failed to handle the track and finished eighth under Kent Desormeaux. Trainer Eric Kruljac had considered scratching the grade I-winning California-bred daughter of Bold Badgett because of the loose track.
The California shipper Simply Because ensured a fast pace, breaking smartly from the extreme outside to lead the pressing Flying Glitter through an opening quarter mile in :21 4/5 and the half in :44 3/5. Flying Glitter put away Simply Because in upper stretch but was overwhelmed by For All We Know, who was making her first start in eight weeks.
For All We Know chased the leaders, moving up to fourth after a half-mile and edging into contention on the inside in upper stretch. Bridgmohan guided For All We Know off the rail for the drive and the daughter of Stephen Got Even
For All We Know began her career with three impressive victories. But tossed into the 1 1/4-mile Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) after a five-length allowance win, she was a well-beaten fourth by 9 1/2 lengths. She took a breather after finishing sixth, 32 1/4 lengths behind Sweet Symphony in the Alabama (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 20. For All We Know, who earned $186,000 for the victory, has now won four of six while banking $288,871.
"I thought she would run well today," said Ward. "She got hit out of the gate in the Alabama as hard as any pro football player has ever gotten clipped. She won well today. It was a masterful ride by Shaun Bridgmohan."
The winner paid $19, $8.80 and $7.60. Flying Glitter returned $7.80 and $5.80. Career Oriented, with Joe Bravo aboard, was $13.60 to show.
After Simply Because, the order of finish was Comacina, Hide and Chic, Winning Season, Leave Me Alone, Eyes On Eddy, Swede and Amazing Buy.
Ageless Honor in War became racing's newest millionaire with a half-length win in the $58,000 Claiborne Purse, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and upward.
David Flores rode Honor in War to the come-from-behind victory. The 6-year-old son of Lord At War increased his earnings to $1,027,778 while winning for the eighth time in 28 career races. He ran the distance in 1:51.16 and paid $5.60 as the favorite.
Honor in War is owned by 3rd Turn Stables, LLC and is trained by Paul J. McGee.
Trainer Rusty Arnold now has won a race at 55 different Keeneland meetings with Ender's Sister 19-length victory in the seventh race-a $55,710 allowance event.