At the wire following a stirring stretch duel, Brittlyn Stable’s
Sunday’s Child proved best by a nose over Garland Goins’
She’s Prado’s Idol in Saturday’s 10th anniversary edition of the
$60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes at Fair Grounds.
“She was very game,” said winning rider
Rosie Napravnik of her
filly’s courageous performance in the race restricted to 3-year-old
fillies over the Stall-Wilson turf course. “She wasn’t giving up and
that’s what made the difference.”
Sunday’s Child, trained by
Al Stall Jr. returned
mutuels of $10.20, $5.40 and $2.80, accomplished the about one-mile
distance in 1:41.79 and increased her career earnings to $69,800 with
her second win in three lifetime starts. The daughter
of Any Given Saturday was going two turns and racing over grass for the
first time in her career.
“We thought two turns would be her game,” said Stall in the winner’s circle after the
Sarah Lane’s Oates. “Now we’ll probably bring her back in the
City Oaks March 31.)”
Prado’s Idol also ran with commendable courage before being assigned
runner-up status by the photo finish camera. She paid $12.80 and
$4.60, while favored Little Ms Protocol, owned by Coteau Grove Farms, finished third a length and a half farther back and returned $2.10 to show.
Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel and Merrill Scherer’s
Leaha’s Princess made the pace with fractions of 25.03 and 50.64 before tiring.