Prado's Sweet Ride under consideration for Beverly D
July 21, 2017 02:02pm

Darrell and Sadie Brommer’s homebred Prado’s Sweet Ride, second in the Grade III Modesty Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse earlier this month, is under consideration for the Grade I Beverly D. on Aug. 12 according to trainer Chris Block. The 5-year-old daughter of Fort Prado finished a length behind winner Dona Bruja (ARG) in the July 8 Modesty after a ground-saving run along the rail and a strong finish under jockey C. H. Marquez, Jr. in the final furlongs of the 1 3/16-miles trip. With her finish in the top three, Prado’s Sweet Ride earned entry with starting fees waived into the Beverly D., which is also a “Win and You’re In” event for the Grade I $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar on Nov. 4.
“We had confidence that she could handle the distance,” said Block. “Even a little further might be okay.”
Prado’s Sweet Ride was making her first start at a distance longer than 1 1/16 miles in almost two years. As a 3-year-old  the Illinois-bred won the Grade III Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs going 1 1/8 miles, followed by a close third-place finish in the Grade III Pucker Up Stakes going the same distance at Arlington. The Block trainee also holds two wins at a mile, and more recently won the New Orleans Ladies Overnight Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots at 1 1/16 miles on April 1. All six of her lifetime wins have come on the turf.
“We’ll see who comes,” said Block. “If we think we can run as good as third, we’ll give it a shot. If there are four or five very nice fillies that come, we may pass."

Source: Arlington International Racecourse


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