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Hilda's Passion Runs Away With Ballerina

Hilda's Passion broke alertly and never looked back as she rolled to a 9 ¼-length victory in Saturday's 33rd running of the Grade 1, $250,000 Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course.

With Javier Castellano in the irons, the 4-year-old Canadian Frontier filly zipped through fractions of 22.83, 45.43 and 1:09.19, leaving her five rivals far behind as she streaked under the wire in 1:22.06 for the seven furlongs.

The victory was her fourth from seven starts this year, and in addition to the $180,000 winner's purse Hilda's Passion earned a guaranteed berth in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint as part of the "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge.

"It was pretty straightforward," said Todd Pletcher, who trains Hilda's Passion for Starlight Racing and Charles Glasscock. "We wanted to be on the lead, she broke great, and when she's on her game, she's awfully, awfully good."

Hilda's Passion returned $7.10 as the 5-2 second choice.

Tar Heel Mom was second, followed by Tamarind Hall, Bronx City Girl, Devil by Design, and favored Sassy Image, who bolted.

"She just wanted to run to the outside fence, all the way around," said Dale Romans, trainer of the beaten favorite. "She's never done anything like that before. Hopefully she's OK."


 

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