Courtesy of the TDN
1st-BEL, $78,400, Alw (NW2$X)/Opt. Clm ($62,500), 4-28, 3yo/up, f/m, 7fT, 1:22.18, gd. I’M BETTY G (f, 4, Into Mischief- Lady in Ermine, by Honour and Glory) hadn’t seen the inside of the winner’s circle since a victory in last July’s Pearl Necklace S. at Laurel, however, managed to hit the board in six of seven subsequent starts. Entering this race off a pair of thirds in the South Beach S. at Gulfstream Jan. 27 followed by the Feb. 17 Albert M. Stall Memorial at the Fair Grounds, she was sent off the 3-2 choice to get back on top. The bay gained the advantage soon after the start, and led narrowly through initial fractions of :23.37 and :46.38. Extending her advantage from there, she remained in control to record a 1 1/2-length victory over favored Abbreviate (Harlan’s Holiday).
Lady in Ermine, who has a two-year-old filly by Bellamy Road, was bred to Golden Lad this term. Sales history: $27,000 Ylg ’15 EASOCT (CONSIGNED BY KIRKWOOD STABLES)$150,000 2yo ’16 EASMAY. Lifetime Record: SW, 13-3-1-5, $210,465.
O-Three Diamonds Farm
B-Carol Kaye & Boyce Stable (MD)
T-Michael J. Maker.