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Monday, March 09, 2009


Peisinoe Goes Wire-to-Wire in Ocala Stakes Sunday


Royal Pegasus LLC’s 4-year-old filly Peisinoe broke alertly under jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan in Sunday’s $75,000 Ocala Stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park and never was headed as she sped to a one-length victory over Zayat Stable’s Zee Zee in the one-mile test.

A daughter of Yes It’s True, Peisinoe had stumbled at the start in her last race, finishing sixth in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint here on Jan. 24 in her first start for trainer Ian Wilkes after being purchased at the Fasig-Tipton November sales. She paid $13.40 to win and was timed in 1:37:47 over the fast track.


J. Paul Reddam and Rockin BB Ranch’s Peach Flambe finished third, 1½ lengths behind the runner-up and 2¼ lengths before Mr. and Mrs. Leverett Miller’s 2-1 favorite So Glitzy in the field of nine after three scratches, including Estate of Harry Aleo’s morning-line favorite Victorina.

Winning Jockey Quotes

Jermaine Bridgmohan:

“She was very fast today and was able to settle in very nicely. I felt a little pressure at the half (mile), but she really turned it on from there on. I got to say this is a very special filly and I want to thank Mr. (Ian) Wilkes and everybody for believing in me and giving me the opportunity. I know she has the capability to win a lot more stakes in the future.”


Winning Trainer Quote

Ian Wilkes:

“She stumbled at the start in her last race, going six furlongs, and you can’t recover against those kind. Jermaine (Bridgmohan) did a great job of getting her to settle and slow down today. It also didn’t hurt that Victorina (morning-line favorite) scratched. She came to me this winter after she was purchased at the Fasig-Tipton sale (November). I haven’t got anything in mind for her at this point. We’ll just enjoy today’s race.”

Fractions:

24:68, 47:74, 1:11:81 & 1:37:47


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