Si Que Es Buena improves Gulfstream record in La Prevoyante

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January 26, 2019 04:52pm
Takaya Shimakawa’s Si Que Es Buena remained unbeaten over Gulfstrem Park’s turf course after winning Saturday’s $200,000 La Prevoyante (G3). It was the Argentinean-bred’s second consecutive stakes victory at Gulfstream Park, following her win in the Via Borghese Stakes in December.

“She was a private purchase. She’s a cool filly, trainer Graham Motion said. What a great ride. Gosh, he’s riding good, this kid. I really hadn’t ridden him until he came to Gulfstream. He rode her very patiently. She’s had two big races pretty close together. I won’t be in a hurry to run her back, to be honest.


“She handled softish ground at Aqueduct. Chris rode such a patient race. That’s what won the race for us. I give him a lot of credit. She’s a very good filly.”

Ridden by Chris Landeros, Si Que Es Buena was a one-length winner over the La Prevoyante’s 9-5 favorite, Santa Monica, who finished 1 1/2 lengths in front of the third-place finisher, Semper Sententiae, in the 12-horse field of older fillies and mares.

Si Que Es Buena settled comfortably several lengths off the leaders, Rahway and A. A. Azula’s Arch, who set soft fractions over the yielding turf in the 1 1/2-mile La Prevoyante. Santa Moncia was directly behind the eventual winner down the backstretch, but then she got the jump on that rival and appeared to be on her way to victory. Si Que Es Buena, however, had different ideas and swooped to the outside in deep stretch to collar Santa Monica as the finish line loomed.

The final time was 2:34.04. The winner returned $17.

“She’s pretty cool, very game mare,
 Landeros said. I think she’s just getting better with the extra distance, and Graham had her primed and ready, as always. I’m just blessed to be a part of her. I think the sky’s the limit. Let’s just see where we go. I think she’s doing really well. She has her confidence. Graham knows her and is getting to know her even more, and she’s a happy horse.” 

A 6-year-old daughter of Equal Stripes, Si Que Es Buena arrived in Motion’s barn from South America last fall. In her first start for her new trainer, Si Que Es Buena finished fourth in the Long Island Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct in November, before winning the Via Borghese at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 29.


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