Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Kitten’s Dumplings roared past the field at the eighth pole en route to a 3 3/4-length victory over Praia to win the 28th
running of the $172,500 Edgewood presented by Forcht Bank for 3-year-old fillies on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Mike Maker
and ridden by Joel Rosario
Kitten’s Dumplings covered the 1 1/16 miles on a firm Matt Winn Turf
Course in 1:41.24. Kitten’s Dumplings gave the Ramseys their second
victory on the Edgewood, having won with Stephanie’s Kitten
The victory was worth $101,603 and improved Kitten’s Dumplings’ bankroll to $245,351 with a record of 8-3-1-0.
Kitten’s Dumplings is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Kitten’s Joy out of the Grand Slam mare Granny Franny.
Kitten’s Dumplings returned $8.40, $5.40 and $4.20. Praia, ridden by Alan Garcia
, returned $36 and $15.80 with Broken Spell
finishing third a half-length back under Miguel Mena
$9.20 to show.
finished a nose back in fourth and was followed in order by Judy In Disguise (GB)
, Birdlover (GB)
, Street of Gold
and Private Ensign
lost rider Julien Leparoux
at the start.
Mike Maker, trainer of Kitten’s Dumplings, winner: “What more can you say about Joel (Rosario) now?
He’s in the zone. He’s making all the right decisions and riding with a
lot of confidence. I am glad he is on
our team. I didn’t give him any instructions since we know she comes
from off the pace and he put her in the right position to win.”
Joel Rosario, rider on Kitten’s Dumplings, winner:
“Perfect. She did really well today but that’s kind of how she always
is. When I rode her last time I was a little close to the pace but now I
just took my time and
let her finish up and she was there. She looked good.”
Alan Garcia, rider on Praia, runner-up:
“Definitely he belonged in the race. She was working good. She ran a
huge race last time she broke the maiden. So I was looking forward to
riding her this time, to have the opportunity.
So I can’t complain about it. Just second best. I saved some ground,
Miguel Mena, rider on Broken Spell, third: “A lot of trouble. Just in the stretch, I couldn’t get clear when I needed to.’’