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.
Winning Jockey Quotes
“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
“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.”
24:68, 47:74, 1:11:81 & 1:37:47
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