Maryquitecontrary wins 5th straight in Inside Information

Maryquitecontrary wins 5th straight in Inside Information
Photo: Lauren King

Maryquitecontrary added to her growing reputation Saturday, extending her win streak to five and picking up her first graded-stakes victory in the $200,000 Inside Information (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

The Inside Information was the first graded-stakes victory for veteran trainer Joseph Catanese III.

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The Inside Information was the second of seven graded stakes on the 13-race Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) program that includes the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) and the $500,000 Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf Invitational (G3).

With a strong off-the-pace run from far back under jockey Luca Panici, Maryquitecontrary took the lead at the sixteenth pole and won the seven-furlong race for older fillies and mares by 2 1/2 lengths over Colorful Mischief. Fire On Time, who had set much of the pace, was third.

The early fractions of 22.41 and 45.38 seconds suited Maryquitecontrary’s running style. She was on the move entering the turn and, racing wide in the stretch, easily made the lead.

"I was squeezed after the break," said Panici. "She was a little bit nervous and I lost a half-length after the break but they were running in front and I was sitting confident like always with her. When I got to the clear she started to kick, and she kicked until the end. She’s improving race after race, and today she showed what she can do."

Sent off at 5-2, Maryquitecontrary, bred and owned by Rodney G. Lundock, paid $7.20. Odds-on favorite Obligatory, a four-time graded stakes winner, was never a factor in the Inside Information and finished sixth.

The win extends Maryquitecontrary's career record to 7: 6-1-0. Catanese plans to continue her campaign at Gulfstream, where she has made all of her starts so far. "She keeps getting better and better. She's a pleasure. We'll keep finding races for her here."

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