Judith matches up 103 Beyer Figs
Owned by Harvey Tenenbaum and trained by Reade Baker, Judith was tugging at jockey Jim McAleney early in the race while Twisted Wit and Record Buster battled for the early lead. The gelding overhauled the leaders late on the turn and strolled to victory in 1:22 2/5.
Saturday also marked the return of SHILLELAGH SLEW, a Queen's Plate contender (see note below) and the colt had an impressive performance, posting an 85 Beyer Figure.
Earlier on the card, Four Scor Racing Stable and trainer Dan Vella unleashed QUICK EMOTIONS, a 2-year-old filly who scored a stunning win in a 2-furlong juvenile race. The daughter of Golden Missile out of Cheers and Tears (Bold Ruckus) sped from the gate like a jackrabbit and won by open lengths in :21 3/5.
It was easily one of the most impressive 2-furlong performances by a juvenile in North America in recent years according to several veteran racing observers.
What is interesting about the filly's win is that her four recordded workouts were slow moves of :25 BG, :37B, :25B, :25 3/5 H. Did they really manage to get this filly to go that slow in the mornings before turning on the jets in her debut?
At Tampa Bay Downs, CATHERINE DAY PHILLIPS sent out HOUSE OF MAGIC, a Canadian bred by Free House, to win a $19,700 turf allowance race in 1:43 1/5. The colt was bred by Eurowest Bloodstock.
SUNDAY MAIDEN WATCH - Two-year-old boys takes their turn at Woodbine. The only experienced colt in the field, Fast Trick, was a close second in his debut on April 16 but there could be a very quick one in this field. ANTARCTIC, a $155,000 weanling purchase, is by a speed sire and from a mare who won 16 races and has produced 3 juvenile winners. Top 2-year-old rider David Clark is on board.