Super Espresso, a horse owned by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, swept around the pack and roared down the stretch to win the $100,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes at Pimlico.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez rode Super Espresso past Payton d'Oro near the wire to win by three-quarters of a length.
Super Espresso had struggled on turf in her last race.
"If you take out her last race on turf, she's been a steadily improving filly," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "She trained well leading up to this, so we're not shocked that she ran well."