My Conquestadory, a filly, impressed in her debut earning a Breeders'
Cup berth with a runaway score in Saturday’s Grade 2, $212,800 Summer
Stakes at Woodbine.
As a ‘Win and You’re In’ event, the winner of the one-mile turf
event automatically earns a position in the starting gate for the $1
million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on November
1. All entry fees and travel costs will be waived.
Trained by Mark Casse for Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell's Conquest
Stables LLC, the dark bay daughter of Artie Schiller took command at
the three-sixteenths pole under rider Eurico Rosa da Silva and opened up
on the nine-horse field to win by 3 1/4-lengths. Go Bro, a 25-1 long
shot, stayed on strong for place ahead of Matador.
My Conquestadory, who scratched out of the filly Grade 2 Natalma
Stakes held earlier on the card to take on the boys, stopped the clock
in 1:34.81, which was more than a second faster than the filly stake.
Da Silva never doubted the talents of the impressive dark bay.
"I didn't think about losing the race. It never came to my mind
that she could be beat," said da Silva. "I had great confidence in her
and the whole (Casse) team said how nice she is. She's a great filly."
My Conquestadory, bred in Kentucky by Paul Tackett, banked $120,000 in victory.
She returned $12.90, $8 and $6.20, pairing with Go Bro ($21,
$10.70) for a $321.80 (3-4) exactor. A 3-4-7 (Matador, $3.90 to show)
triactor was worth $1,499.30. Dig Alittle Deeper completed a $1
Superfecta (3-4-7-5) worth 7,908.80. Spanish Flower was scratched.