Monday, October 15, 2012
Nechez Dawn Much the Best in Sunday’s Sugar Grove Purse
LEXINGTON, KY (October 14, 2012) – Ten Broeck Farm’s Nechez Dawn powered past dueling leaders Heaven Knows What and Plus One in midstretch and drew off to win Sunday’s featured $56,000 Sugar Grove Purse for 3-year-old fillies by 3 ¼ lengths before a crowd of 11,440 at Keeneland.
Trained by Jeff Bonde and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Nechez Dawn ran the 5 ½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:03.43.
Favored in the field of eight, Nechez Dawn returned $4.20, $2.80 and $2.60. Plus One, ridden by James Graham, returned $5.60 and $4.40 with Ready to Unleash finishing third a half-length back under Corey Lanerie and paying $6.20 to show.
Racing resumes Wednesday with a nine-race program that begins at 1:05 p.m. (ET).
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