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So Many Ways Charges Home in Eight Belles

Maggi Moss So Many Ways charged past a tight pack of fillies in deep stretch to win the 58th running of the $177,150 Eight Belles presented by Xerox (Grade III) for 3-year-olds by a half-length over Fusaichiswonderful on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
       
Trained by Tom Amoss and ridden by Garrett Gomez, So Many Ways covered the seven furlongs on a fast main track in 1:22.84.
 
The victory was worth $101,046 and improved So Many Ways’ earnings to $424,346 with a record of 6-4-0-1. It was the third graded-stakes victory for So Many Ways, who won the Schuylerville (GIII) and Spinaway (GI) last summer at Saratoga under the care of Anthony Dutrow.
       
So Many Ways is a Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Sightseeing out of the Dehere mare Happy Scene.
       
So Many Ways returned $17.40, $7.80 and $5.80. Fusaichiswonderful, ridden by Javier Castellano, returned $6 and $5 with Irish Lute paying $12.40 to show under Brian Hernandez Jr.
       
Favored Calistoga was another half-length back in fourth and was followed in order by Blueeyesintherein, Sittin At the Bar, Guadalupe High, Touch Magic, Gold Medal Dancer, Dancinginthecircle, Chortle, Neith and Renee’s Titan.
 
EIGHT BELLES QUOTES 
 
Garrett Gomez, jockey of So Many Ways, winner – “I had a good trip. I was behind the speed on the backside and I waited my turn. On the turn, I got into a little pocket, so I eased out. Joel (Rosario on Calistoga) went around me and I was able to follow him. Tom (trainer Tom Amoss) told me to get her outside and I did. Then I asked her and she gave it to me. She’s a little bit of a filly, but she’s got a big heart.”
 
Tom Amoss, trainer of So Many Ways, winner – “We knew the style she likes to run, which is to come from off the pace and come around horses. Garrett (Gomez) was trapped for a long time. When he got outside, she did some running. It worked to our advantage and turned out well.
 
“I want make a point clear.  I just picked up where (former trainer) Tony Dutrow left off. Dutrow did a great job. He told me what to do today and it made all the difference.”
 
Javier Castellano, jockey of Fusaichiwonderful, second – “It was an exciting race. My filly was hesitating splitting horses and I think I lost momentum right there. I am proud of her but was just got beat.”
 
Brian Hernandez, Jr., jockey of Irish Lute, third – “It was a free for all down the lane but we had a great trip on the outside. When we turned for home, I got my filly to switch leads she sprinted home really nice but she got outkicked the last two jumps.”
 

 

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