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Get Your Marketing Fix: Arlington Million Day Profile of Marketing Mix

As we inch closer to Arlington Million Day, I chose to profile a very good filly in Marketing Mix. This seven time winner will invade Arlington from the Great White North to run in the Beverly D!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With over $1 million in earnings already as a four year old, Marketing Mix has only finished off the board three times for trainer Tom Proctor and Glen Hill Farm. With a record like that, being in excellent form, and a victory at Arlington last year in the Grade 3 Pucker Up (REPLAY HERE), this filly must be considered on all tickets.



Marketing Mix sure has a championship pedigree. Her sire, Medaglia D’Oro needs no explanation. Her broodmare sire, Kris S (not to be mistaken with me, Chris S.) also needs no explanation. Her family roots go all the way back to Canadian great Northern Dancer. So we already know that she has solid bloodlines for graded stakes competition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Marketing Mix by Four Footed Fotos
 
Her worst start of her career was in her very first race, a dirt sprint at Gulfstream last March where she went off as a 20-1 longshot. She obviously didn’t care for the dirt and won her next race on the Polytrack at Keeneland as a 13-1 shot! She never returned to the dirt at all and actually took to the turf quite well during her three year old campaign.  Her results on the turf were:
 
- Win in the Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine
- Win in the Grade 3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington
- Place in the Grade 1 QEII Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland
- Win in the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill


Not bad for her three year old season, eh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Marketing Mix wins the Pucker Up at Arlington!) 



After a five month break, Marketing Mix started where she left off and had three victories from four starts in her 2012 season. After an allowance tune-up victory at Keeneland in April, she has taken home two Grade 2 stakes victories at Woodbine so far this summer. I believe she will be poised and ready to strike in the Beverly D. this season! 

 

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Older Comments about Get Your Marketing Fix: Arlington Million Day Profile of Marketing Mix...

Marketing Mix could be in the 'mix', but I think Motion will have Aruna ready to fire a huge shot off the layoff.
IMO Marketing mix can run with almost all N.A fillies on the grass.. She is a tough gal
Not so sure about Rahystrada's (your first profile horse) chances in the Million, but Marketing Mix is too good to be ignored ... a real threat to run to the Beverly D trophy.

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