The millionaire Film Maker, making her 6-year-old debut, overtook her five rivals near the sixteenth pole and went on to a 3 1/4-length romp in the $190,000 All Along Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares Saturday at Colonial Downs.
Under Ramon Dominguez, the dark bay daughter of Dynaformer
saved ground to the quarter pole where she was angled out slightly and responded to urging to challenge pacesetter Art Fan in mid-stretch. It didn't taker her long to take command as she scooted under the wire in 1:46 2/5 in the 1 1/8-mile turf test over firm going.
Latice, ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, rallied for second, two lengths in front of Art Fan and Ryan Fogelsonger.
Film Maker won her last start, the La Prevoyante (gr. IIT) at Calder Race Course in December, and has run well after layoffs in the past for trainer Graham Motion. She went off as the 17-10 second choice.
Wend, the slight 8-5 favorite saddled by Bill Mott and ridden by Garrett Gomez, stalked the leaders in third while on the outside but failed to respond to urging coming off the far turn and finished fifth.
Art Fan set fractions of :24, :48 1/5 and 1:11 1/5 while widening her lead to three lengths coming off the far turn, but she was unable to match Film Maker, who registered her eighth win in 24 starts for owner Courtlandt Farms. She earned $120,000 Saturday to push her career bankroll to $1,493,730.
TAC Holdings bred Film Maker in Kentucky. She is out of Miss Du Bois, by Mr. Prospector.
The winner paid $5.40, $3.40, and $2.60. The Irish-bred Latice returned $6.60 and $4.20. Art Fan was $3.80 to show. Humoristic, Wend, and Joint Aspiration trailed.