“Coming out of the one post I had to ask her a little bit to keep her in the clear,” said Saez after the race. “When I asked her in the stretch she was strong and had plenty left.” Saez has been aboard the daughter of Bellamy Road for all three victories, beginning with an 11 ½ lengths debut score at Calder on Oct. 27 and a 1 ¼ lengths win going a mile over the Gulfstream track on Dec. 2.
White was not on hand in the winner’s circle Saturday but had said that Sisterly Love was always highly-regarded by the people at Kinsman and originally ear-marked to begin her career in New York as a younger horse. However, recurring minor physical issues held her back and she was a big filly that needed time to grow and mature.
Sisterly Love paid $5.40 for $2 to win as the favorite and was timed the distance over the ‘fast’ track in 1:37:13. Molly Morgan finished third, a half-length behind the runner-up.
Big Numbers: Sunday's ninth race was memorable for those who had any winning tickets. Exeter Road (8-1) was followed past the finish line by runner-up Sugar Ryan (60-1) and third-place finisher Defense Mode (60-1).
The $1 Superfecta returned $247,391.30. The $1 Trifecta returned $8,839.00
Who's Hot: Trainer Giuseppe Iadisernia two winners Sunday, winning the fourth with Tinitus ($23.80) and the sixth with Money Money ($8).
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $7,992.06.