Ms Meshak takes Added Elegance for first stakes win

Shackleford got his latest stakes winner on Saturday when Ms Meshak rallied for a 2 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Added Elegance S. at Gulfstream Park.

Back on the dirt after a trio of turf starts, Ms Meshak made her way to the fence soon after the start, settling in midpack. After a quarter-mile in a quick :22.38, Cristian Torres guided Ms Meshak off the rail and was gaining steadily on the leaders around the turn. Three-wide coming into the stretch, she soon overtook Razorback Lady and pulled away late to get the seven furlongs in 1:24.71.

“I had awesome trip. She broke good and I put her behind horses. She relaxed really good and when I asked her, she just went,” Torres said.

Owned by her breeder Northwind Thoroughbreds LLC, Ms Meshak is 6-2-0 in 14 starts and has earned $204,142. She is out of Mindy Queen, herself a two-time stakes winner of over $200,000.

Shackleford is a top-five sire among his generation in several categories this year, and leads all Fourth-Crop sires by graded stakes winners with three.