Gerrymander maps upset within the Mom Goose for Brown


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Klaravich Stables’ Gerrymander gave four-time Eclipse Award-winning coach Chad Brown a sweep of each Saturday stakes at Belmont Park when capturing the Grade 2, $250,000 Mom Goose for sophomore fillies going 1 1/16 miles.

The triumph got here simply shy of three hours after Brown saddled fellow 3-year-old filly and Grade 1-placed Eminent Victor to a hard-fought win within the one-mile $100,000 Wild Applause over the Widener turf.

“My employees has accomplished a outstanding job,” stated Brown, who has received 13 stakes throughout the Belmont spring/summer time meet. “We had a bunch of various horses in at the moment and received each stakes at the moment as we’re attending to the end line of the Belmont meet. It is capping off an actual tremendous summer time for us.”

Gerrymander, an Into Mischief bay, made amends from a distant sixth-place end within the Grade 2 Eight Belles on Could 6 at Churchill Downs. The now three-time winner wouldn’t be denied in her second begin off a layoff, sweeping three-wide in higher stretch to edge clear previous the three-sixteenths pole and safe a three-length win.

Gerrymander broke on high from put up 3 however took again underneath Joel Rosario as 1-2 favourite Juju’s Map gained command by way of a gap quarter-mile in 24.09 seconds over the quick most important observe with lower than two lengths overlaying the four-horse discipline.

Juju’s Map maintained her benefit down the backstretch as Gerrymander stalked a detailed third on even phrases with Shahama to her exterior and Venti Valentine in shut rivalry in fourth.

Shahama loomed nearer and proper off the flank of Juju’s Map by way of a pointy half-mile in 46.90, finally taking command as Rosario angled Gerrymander a number of paths large and within the clear. Gerrymander gained benefit simply previous the quarter-pole and prolonged her lead all through the stretch run, stopping the clock in a last time of 1:43.74.

In victory, Gerrymander, who returned $15 for a $2 win wager, secured her second stakes rating and first at graded degree.

Shahama, winner of the Group 3 UAE Oaks in February, accomplished the exacta 4 3/4 lengths away from Juju’s Map. Venti Valentine rounded out the order of end. Midnight Stroll was scratched.

Gerrymander completed a distant second to Echo Zulu within the Grade 1 Frizette in October at Belmont earlier than capturing the Tempted one month later in wire-to-wire trend over Massive Sandy, defeating eventual stakes-winner Magic Circle and subsequent Kentucky Oaks and Belmont Stakes runner-up Nest.

“When she broke out on the entrance, I favored it as a result of she trains that manner – like a horse that can like being on or close to the lead as we stretch her out. In her works, she’s like that,” stated Brown, who received the 2019 Mom Goose with Dunbar Highway. “When he (Joel Rosario) determined to place a maintain on her a little bit bit and let Juju’s Map overtake them, I did query it down the bottom. I did not know that was the suitable transfer.

“After I noticed the fraction from 24 to 46, they went an inside 22 and alter, I stated, ‘Properly, truly, Joel has a greater clock than I do as a result of that was most likely the suitable transfer to do.’ And certain sufficient, it was the profitable transfer.”

Rosario, who added a fourth Mom Goose conquest to his resume, stated Gerrymander made the lead by default.

“She broke effectively and it seemed like they didn’t need the lead. So, I sort of went and so they wished it down the bottom a little bit bit, so I simply needed to be the place I used to be,” Rosario stated. “She dealt with every thing tremendous and she or he was capable of come into the final flip and get the soar. She appeared actually snug, and it labored out good. It arrange effectively.”

Bred in Kentucky by City and Nation Horse Farms and Pollock Farms, Gerrymander banked $137,500 in victory whereas enhancing her report to 6-3-2-0. She was bought for $375,000 from the Taylor Made Gross sales Company consignment on the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Gerrymander is out of the graded stakes-placed Arduous Spun mare Ruby Lips, who additionally produced millionaire dust marathon specialist Lone Rock.

Brown stated Gerrymander’s pedigree may put her within the combine for the 10-furlong Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama on August 20 at Saratoga Race Course. He swept the Mom Goose-Alabama double with Dunbar Highway.

“Being a half to Lone Rock, who’s a cool, constant horse, who runs all day on the dust, you’d determine she’d have some similarities,” Brown stated. “Hopefully, along with her pedigree, I do not suppose a mile and 1 / 4 is out of the query for this horse. I’d wish to attempt to get to the Alabama along with her.”

Stay racing resumes Sunday with a nine-race card, that includes the $100,000 Dancin Renee in Race 8. First put up is 1 p.m. Jap. 

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