Quiet Harbor, with Eddie Castro up, raced in mid-pack as Always For Love set up early fractions of 23.1 for the quarter and 47.1 for the half. She angled widest in the stretch and edged past the game pacesetter for a three-quarter-length victory. Quiet Harbor stepped the 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.3 over a firm turf course.
"This filly keeps showing how talented she really is," Castro said. "She has a solid late kick and it seems to be getting more powerful with each start. She rated pretty nicely for me tonight and just showed that late run when I asked her."
In her first stakes outing, Quiet Harbor improved her record to five wins in 10 career starts and surpassed $230,000 in earnings. Stuart Janney III bred and owns the 4-year-old daughter of Deputy Silver out of the A.P. Indy mare Meghan's Joy.
"She's just getting better and better," said Buzz Tenney, assistant trainer for the McGaughey Stable. "She sure knows where the wire is, though tonight she won by daylight, which she hadn't done in the past. I imagine this will be her last start this year and we'll bring her back at Gulfstream this winter."
Live racing resumes Monday with a 1:10 p.m. post time.