Stoneway Farm’s Pretty Perfection surged past the pacesetters in the final sixteenth to win the $ 125,000 Ladies’ Turf Sprint at odds of 13-1 Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
Under jockey Nik Juarez, Pretty Perfection won by 1 1/2 lengths, completed the five furlongs in :55.31 seconds and paid $ 29.80. It was the first stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Majesticperfection trained by Kelly Breen.
Everything Lovely led the field of nine through early fractions of 21.27 and :55.31 while battling with Nite Delite, the 5-2 favorite. Everything Lovely finished second, a head in front of Triple Chelsea. Nite Delite was fourth.
Trainer Kelly Breen (Pretty Perfection): “It was great timing, Nik rode a great race. It looked like there was something going on the inside halfway through the turn. We avoided it, he tipped out. She was training almost identical to how she was for her last race so I was hoping she’d give us the same performance. It all worked out. I think having so much speed (in the race) helped. I’m just getting to know the filly—I’ve only had her for a couple of races—so knowing that she can sit and not go, go, go makes her a very versatile filly.”
Jockey Nik Juarez (Pretty Perfection): “The plan was to let them go early so she could relax. She really felt herself out there. When it was time to make the move it went just perfect. She’s been working real well in the morning and she’s a fast horse But the key is to get her to relax.”
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