Magna Graduate's star 3-year-old filly Blueeyesintherein continued her winning ways with a rail-skimming move en route to a 3 3/4-length win in the $75,000 Instant Racing S. April 12 at Oaklawn Park (VIDEO
Winner of last year's Grade 3 Debutante S. at Churchill Downs, Blueeyesintherein is the leading earner for second-crop sire Magna Graduate. The Darby Dan stallion, winner of graded stakes over four seasons of racing, is standing the 2013 season for $5,000 LFS&N.
Blueeyesintherein broke alertly in the six-furlong Instant Racing, then settled back couple of lengths off the lead for the run down the backstretch. With nowhere to run around the turn, Jon Court bided his time while a pair of foes swept wide around him. When Ile St. Molly drifted away from the rail coming into the stretch, Court shot his filly through the gap, and she exploded with huge strides to run away from the field. The dark bay filly finished full of energy to get the distance in 1:10.76.
“She was really ready,” said Jon Court, who was aboard for trainer Garry Simms. “She shot right up the inside like a pro.”
Blueeyesintherein, who was making her first start since the Debutante, is now 3 for 3 and has earned $145,466 for her owners Dorothy King, Berry Self and Travis Morgeson V LLC.