Home Horse Racing Prerequisite Bridges Huge Class Leap With Surprise Once more Victory – Horse Racing Information

Prerequisite Bridges Huge Class Leap With Surprise Once more Victory – Horse Racing Information

Prerequisite Bridges Huge Class Leap With Surprise Once more Victory – Horse Racing Information



Upstart filly Prerequisite, inside, with Flavien Prat aboard, repels a powerful bid from Be Your Finest to annex the Surprise Once more (G2)

First Row Companions and Workforce Hanley’s Prerequisite had simply sufficient left within the tank to stave off the late rush of Be Your Finest and declare victory in Sunday’s $200,000 Surprise Once more (G2), a nine-furlong internal turf check for sophomore fillies, at Belmont Park.

The highest three finishers of the Surprise Once more have every acquired an automated invitation to the $500,000 Fasig-Tipton Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) on July 8 at Belmont. The 1 1/4-mile turf check is the opening leg within the Fasig-Tipton Fillies Turf Triple, a sequence of three necessary graded turf stakes for sophomore fillies. Following the Belmont Oaks, the sequence continues with the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Oaks Invitational (G3) at 1 3/16-miles on August 4 at Saratoga Race Course; and the 11-furlong Fasig-Tipton Jockey Membership Oaks Invitational (G3) to be held throughout the Belmont on the Huge A fall meet.

Educated by four-time Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown, Prerequisite handed her first check in opposition to winners on the heels of a second-out commencement going the Surprise Once more distance on Could 7 at Belmont. The bay daughter of Upstart was tenacious in victory, discovering simply sufficient late beneath Flavien Prat to grow to be racing’s newest graded stakes winner.

“I needed to be [on the lead] if she broke nicely,” stated Brown, who scored a repeat victory on this occasion for a file fifth Surprise Once more triumph. “He [Prat] truly hustled her out of there to make that lead. I did not wish to go away it within the fingers of one other horse and probably a gradual tempo to cope with on this race. So we established ourselves on the lead, the plan was to go or if she could not get there, not less than try and and get the tempo going a bit.”

Prerequisite emerged sharply from submit 4 and bounded to the entrance of the seven-horse discipline in tandem with Spansive to her exterior via the primary flip, marking a gap quarter-mile in 23.67 seconds over the agency footing.

Prerequisite inched additional away from Spansive as Thirty Thou Kelvin and Allamericanbeauty went head-to-head for second coming into the backstretch. The sector was nicely unfold out with place remaining unchanged via a half-mile in 47.94 earlier than the Manny Franco-piloted Be Your Finest was introduced broad and started making up floor approaching the flip.

Be Your Finest swung four-wide within the flip to take useless goal at Prerequisite, who held her benefit as Spansive retreated after three-quarters in 1:11.80. Prat requested Prerequisite for extra on the prime of the lane and his horse responded, digging in gamely on the eighth pole with the oncoming Be Your Finest gaining with each stride. However Prerequisite was all coronary heart and stored on nicely sufficient to repel her challenger by a neck in a remaining time of 1:47.20.

The Brown-trained Revalita improved from sixth to assert present honors one size again of Prerequisite with Spansive, Allamericanbeauty, Thirty Thou Kelvin and Venencia, who was off slowly, finishing the order of end.

Prat, who was aboard for the filly’s maiden win over spectacular next-out maiden winner Highland Grace, stated Prerequisite has ample braveness.

“I hustled her out of the gate to get a great place and I discovered myself on the lead,” Prat stated. “She was touring nicely from there. She bought actually courageous. Each time a horse got here to her, she would dig in. It is a good signal that extra distance will likely be fantastic.”

Brown added the July 8 Belmont Oaks may come into consideration for Prerequisite’s subsequent outing.

“It may very well be,” he stated. “We’ll see how she comes out of this.”

Bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones, Prerequisite’s dam is the Good Strike mare Etsu. A $350,000 buy by First Row Companions on the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-12 months-Olds in Coaching Sale, the place Mason Springs consigned her. She elevated her lifetime bankroll to $163,000 with the $110,00 winner’s share of the Surprise Once more purse.

Prerequisite returned $16 for a $2 win wager.

Horacio De Paz, coach of Be Your Finest, stated he was inspired by what he noticed from the daughter of Muhaarar in her second begin off a five-month respite.

“Her first race again was only one to present her, so it is good to see that she got here again in opposition to these horses. This was a troublesome race,” De Paz stated. “I believe [the Belmont Oaks] would be the plan so long as she comes out of it OK.”

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