After a fantastic couple of days of action last week, when the Stidham barn picked up a couple of fantastic Grade Two victories courtesy of Pixelate and Mystic Guide for Godolphin, the same connection’s Micheline produced a career-best performance on Wednesday to claim the $500,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs.
This 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini was produced with a rattling stretch run under Joel Rosario to eke out a neck victory in this extremely valuable contest – her third career stakes win.
“I’m just over the moon,” said Stidham, of the win (as well as the stable’s red-hot run of form). “She’s a very talented filly with a big heart. It’s always nice to get a big win for the owners [Godolphin]. And, like I always say, these big days are a real testament to the hard work that everybody on the team puts in. I’ve probably got the best team of staff anywhere in the country!”
And now for the rest of the weekend entries:
Total Tap – Race 8, Claiming $12,500
Singapore Flash – Race 10, Allowance
Call Me Daddy – Race 13, Claiming $12,500