Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein's homebred Good Deed
, making her turf
debut, took the lead out of the gate under Shaun Bridgmohan and cruised
to a 4 1/4-length victory over Palazzo Babe in the $64,418 Unbridled
Sidney for fillies and mares Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
The win was the fifth consecutive victory of the afternoon for
Bridgmohan to give him 15 wins for the meet and pass Joel Rosario for
the leading rider. It also gave Bridgmohan a victory in all three
runnings of the Unbridled Sidney, having scored in 2011 with Little
Polka Dot and last year with Wild About Marie.
"With her natural speed, I just let her put herself in the race and just go from there," Bridgmohan said. "It was all her.
"All the horses showed up to run and it's fantastic when they show
up and run. All I have to do is keep them out of trouble."
Good Deed turned back an early challenge from The Last Meow and led the
field of eight through fractions of :21.99 and :45.13. Good Deed
kicked clear at mid-stretch and completed the five furlongs on a Matt
Winn Turf Course labeled as "good" in :57.37.
It was the
first Churchill Downs stakes victory for trainer Steve Margolis, who has
saddled 129 winners beneath the Twin Spires.
"I'm glad we
finally got it, especially for one of Richard (Klein)'s horses,"
Margolis said. "I'm happy for Richard and his family and Shaun, my main
guy, and the whole team. It's real special."
Good Deed is a
4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Broken Vow out of the Mt.
Livermore mare Hidden Assets. The victory was worth $39,660 and improved
Good Deed's bankroll to $245,803 with a record of 11-6-1-0.
Good Deed returned $7.80, $3.80 and $3.40. Palazzo Babe, ridden by
Rosie Napravnik, returned $3.60 and $2.80 with Formal Plan finishing two
lengths back in third under Jon Court and returning $5 to show.
Favored Holiday for Kitten was another three lengths back in
fourth and was followed in order by Sedecrem, Bounding Bi, The Last Meow
and My Due Process.