A daughter of Malibu Moon, Raw Silk was making her first start since finishing eighth in the Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 8, broke on top from the inside post and set fast fractions, but had plenty left to turn back a challenge in the stretch by Farnsworth Farm’s 5-year-old mare Flibberjibbit, the 9-5 favorite, by 1¾ lengths.
Winning Jockey Quote
“We broke a little slow. She recovered by herself – I didn’t have to do anything – to put herself in position, and once we came around (the turn) and took the lead, I felt good. It wasn’t a difficult ride. She came to run this afternoon.
Winning Trainer Quote
“She ran huge today. She got a little light (weight) on us last fall so we gave her plenty of time off. She trained good coming back and had run well fresh before. We knew we were the speed in there, but she was just cruising over that firm ground and had plenty left to finish. This was about her perfect distance, 7½ to a mile. She’ll go back to New York now.”
23:29, 45:43, 1:08:99 & 1:27:28