The Stidham stable wasted no time in getting the first big race win of the new year off the board, thanks to Godolphin’s Sunset Wish – a decisive winner of the $75,000 Take Charge Brandi Stakes at Delta Downs Friday.
Tucked in patiently behind to begin with by jockey Timothy Thornton, Sunset Wish came with a fine run down the stretch to win, going away, by nearly three lengths.
This 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon was enjoying her third win on the trot, and with this nice bit of black type under her belt, she looks all set for another step up in company some time soon.
“She’s a really lovely horse to have in the barn,” said Stidham. “We’re obviously delighted with her win the other evening, which didn’t come as a surprise. We’ve always thought a lot of her, and it’s just nice to have our faith in her returned. And of course, it goes without saying that we’re always delighted to get another nice winner for the owners, who have supported us so well.”
As for the rest of the week, the action is a little thin on the ground until later in the week. Here’s the week’s entries:
Assemblyman – Race 4, Allowance Optional Claiming $50,000
Moon Dash – Race 6, Allowance
Simply Great – Race 3, Claiming TB
Swope – Race 6, Allowance Optional Claiming