Tammy The Torpedo #7 ridden by Antonio Gallardo won the $ 100,000 Grade III Violot Stakes
Long Lake Stable and Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds’ Tammy The Torpedo was a bit of a surprise at 5-1 in Saturday’s Grade 3 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park, but got up to the half-length victory over heavy favorite Isabella Sings in the stretch. The 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, ridden to perfection by Antonio Gallardo, completed nine furlongs over the firm turf in 1:49.60 for trainer Chad Brown.
“My filly broke really sharply, but I knew the three horse [Isabella Sings] has a lot of speed so there was no point in letting her run with her early,” Gallardo said. “I just put her in behind horses and tried to get her to relax and save up for the last 3/8ths. When I asked her to run, she took off.”
Isabella Sings was quick out of the gate to set fractions of :24.22 and :49.08 for trainer Todd Pletcher, but Gallardo and Tammy the Torpedo were not far behind. Moving up the outside in the stretch, Tammy the Torpedo put in a well-timed bid and just got up to win by a half-length.
Sweet Acclaim, who originally placed third, was moved to second upon the disqualification of runner-up All in Fun, who impeded odds-on favorite and pacesetter Isabella Sings in the stretch. All in Fun was placed fourth.
A 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready from the War Chant mare Search and Seizure, Tammy the Torpedo is now 5-1-1 from 11 starts, good for earnings of $ 355,530.
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