The lightly raced Mi Fiori produced a tough and gritty display to claim her second career win over the weekend, maintaining, in the process, Stidham’s lead at the head of the trainer’s table.
Owned by Brent Gasaway, John Padden, Karen Bublitz, and John Adger, Mi Fiori was at the head of affairs for the entirety of the race, knuckling down in the stretch to tough out a neck victory under jockey Robbie Albarado. This four-year-old daughter of Congrats is on the sharp upward curve, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her take a stab at some black type sooner rather than later.
With the trainer’s title tantalizingly within his grasp, Stidham is leaving no stone unturned to become Fair Ground’s champion trainer 2015-2016. Here’s the list of entries for the week:
War Point – Race 1, Claiming $12,500
Forever Royal – Race 2, Maiden Claiming $25,000
Nifty Nellie – Race 2, Maiden Claiming $25,000
R M Money Talks – Race 8, Claiming $7,500
Proper Mad – Race 1, Maiden Special Weight
Redmoor – Race 1, Maiden Special Weight
D. Shifflett – Race 7, Allowance Optional Claiming $50,000
Rapid Rhythm – Race 9, Big Easy Overnight S.
Warriorscmoutoplay – Race 9, Big Easy Overnight S.
Zipessa – Race 9, Big Easy Overnight S.