Swift Sword lost her maiden tag in no uncertain fashion for Mike Stidham Sunday, when positively routing the seven-strong field.
Sangreal Investments LLC’s four-year-old daughter of War Front broke mid-pack, and jockey Mitchell Murrill was content to sit on the heels of the leaders for much of the race. When they swung into the straight, however, and Murrill leaned lower in the saddle, the response was an immediate one as Swift Sword galloped to a four-and-a-quarter length victory at the wire.
Looking ahead to this week, Stidham has three entries Thursday: La Bruna Forte at Fair Grounds and Warriorscmoutoplay and South Beach Dancer at Oaklawn Park.
Check back in again later this week for a look ahead to the weekend action.