Gryder had Wild Promises rating comfortably in third down the backstretch of the 1 1/8 miles turf test and she took command easily when asked in the upper stretch before drawing out to win by 1¾ lengths over Gold Mark Farm’s Elusive Lady in the field of eight fillies and mares. Live Oak Plantation’s Snow Cone rallied for third, 1¼ lengths behind the runner-up.
Winning Jockey Quotes
“Greg (Gilchrist) and I had a long conversation yesterday and he said, ‘Don’t you go reading the Form.’ He said just stick your nose in there and wait your turn. I wasn’t worried about having the lead because I knew we would get an opportunity to get in there. I just sneaked in behind Edgar (Prado) and got myself a nice spot. She really made her move at the half-mile pole. I never felt any pressure. How could you with a horse like this.”
Winning Trainer Quote
“What can you say, she just tracked them. The race set up perfectly. I knew she didn’t have to have the lead. I figured somebody would get anxious and it worked out pretty good. She loves the grass (12-10-1-1 record). I don’t know what’s next, we’ll figure something out.”
23:80, 47:70, 1:11:93, 1:35:96 & 1:47:82