Miss Singhsix takes in Md. Racing Media Stakes

February 21, 2010|By Sports Digest

Miss Singhsix circled her rivals and drew off to victory in the $70,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel Park. Five fillies and mares met the starter in the 1 1/8 -mile test. Long-shot Nasreen set a slow pace through the far turn but gave way gradually as the other four runners moved past. Widest of all was Miss Singhsix under jockey Luis Garcia, who raced with Love's Blush down the stretch before pulling away to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 1 minute, 51.67 seconds. Love's Blush held onto second, and My Main Starr finished an added four lengths back in third. "Not much pace in the race," Garcia said. "I just sat right there waiting to push the button. I wasn't expecting to be that close to the four horse [Love's Blush], but I was there. I just didn't want her to go up in there on me and then have to rush to get out and get her." Said owner Barry Irwin: "It's big for us because we not only own this mare but I bought her dam and I have a yearling half-brother, also. There were two good races today. One was in New York, the Rare Treat, and the other was this one. Basically, what landed us here was the plane. If the plane had gone to Newark, we'd have gone to New York. Marty Wolfson, the trainer, a very nervous guy, kept calling me up and told me, 'Barry, you picked the wrong race. In New York, we're 6-5. In this race, we're 7-5'. I said, 'Don't' worry, we'll be 3-5.' " Irwin was close. Miss Singhsix, a chestnut daughter of Singspiel, went to post at odds of 4-5 and paid $3.80.

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