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Lighthouse Bay Might Try Test Stakes Next

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Trainer George Weaver has his eyes on the Grade 1, $500,000 Test on August 24 for Lighthouse Bay, who on Saturday registered a 21-1 upset in the Grade 1 Prioress for 3-year-old fillies.

 

"She's tired. She ran hard, but she looks good," reported Weaver. "If she's doing well, we'll probably try the Test. It's a marquee race up here, and it seems like the logical thing to do with her."

 

Lighthouse Bay, a Richlyn Farm homebred, has now won three stakes at six furlongs, having already taken the Smart Halo last November at Laurel Park and the Miss Preakness at Pimlico in May in her final start before the Prioress. She'll be stretching out from six furlongs to seven in the Test.

 

The Prioress was Weaver's first Grade 1 victory in North America. In 2005, he won the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen with Saratoga County.

 

"We got a lot of texts from a lot of people," said Weaver. "It's a good feeling knowing that you have a following. There are a lot of people who are happy we won."

 

The Prioress also marked the second Grade 1 win and first at Saratoga for jockey Joe Rocco, Jr., who won his first Grade 1 in May when he guided Tiz Miz Sue in the Ogden Phipps Handicap. Rocco won the Evan Shipman for New York-breds aboard Bigger Is Bettor earlier in the Saratoga meet.

 

"I have a lot of confidence in [Rocco], and I thought he rode a smart race [in the Prioress]," said Weaver. "He sat behind those front three, saved ground on the turn, it opened up, and he went through."

 

 

 

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