After a stumble out of the gate, Informed Decision and jockey Julien
Leparoux had to muster all of their championship talent together if
they were going to win the biggest race at Presque Isle Downs again.
In a stirring stretch drive, Informed Decision, eighth at the top of
the stretch, caught Dubai Majesty in her final strides to win the Grade
3, $400,000 Masters Stakes by a head on Saturday. It was the second
straight Masters victory for the 5-year-old Eclipse Award-winning mare
and jockey, and also Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard and George
Strawbridge Jr., owner of Augustin Stable.