Indy’s Lady carries “lucky thirteen” into Shesastonecoldfox winner’s circle

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

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By Sarah Mace

In Monday’s restricted $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox Stakes, Indy’s Lady and leading Finger Lakes jockey John Davila Jr., showed a dozen other New York-bred juvenile fillies who was boss. Sporting “lucky” number thirteen on saddle towel, upper arm and helmet, Indy’s Lady and Davila crossed the wire 2 1/4 lengths to the good while unveiling a useful new weapon: a rating gear.

A daughter of Take Charge Indy trained by Jeremiah Englehart for Orlando DiRienzo and Southfield Farm, Indy’s Lady broke her maiden in dramatic fashion on September 9, winning the $116,550 Lady Finger Stakes by eight lengths on debut. Taking on the boys three weeks later in the New York Breeders’ Futurity, she did not fare so well. Following a slow start, she and Davila rushed up to contest the lead, only to give way at the top of the lane and fade to last, a beaten favorite.

For the Shesastonecoldfox, Jeremiah Englehart fans faced no fewer than five entrants from which to choose, topped by 2-1 favorite Wegetsdamunnys. As second choice in the robust field, Indy’s Lady went off at 5-1.

Breaking forwardly from post 12, Indy’s Lady set up in third position, two lengths behind pacesetter Stone Cold Flirt and Wegetsdamunnys through an opening quarter in 22.30 and half-mile in 46.12.

Drawing up alongside the top pair in the far turn, Indy’s Lady made it three across the track. Taking over from Wegetsdamunnys, survivor of the pace duel, just shy of the furlong marker, Indy’s Lady kicked clear, drawing away to a 2 1/4-length victory.

New Girl in Town finished third, 2 1/2 lengths behind runner-up Wegetsdamunnys. Stone Cold Flirt, who is no relation to the eponymous heroine of the race, finished another 7 3/4 lengths back in fourth. The final time for six furlongs over the fast track was 1:11.91. [VIDEO REPLAY]

A $104,268-earner from her two wins, Indy’s Lady was bred by Alan R. Cook and foaled at Sequel Stallions in Hudson. A half-sister to multiple stakes-winning New York-bred sprinter Filibustin (Bustin Stones), the dark bay filly is out of West-Virginia-bred Sweet Aloha, a six-figure earner, who has produced three stakes performers from three foals to start. Sweet Aloha has a yearling colt by Forty Tales and was bred to Bustin Stones in the spring.

After selling as weanling at the 2015 Keeneland November sale to OWL Stable for $65,000, Indy’s Lady failed to to meet her reserve when bid up to $48,000 at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale. Before her next date with auctioneer at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale, she posted a sharp :10 1/5 furlong in the under-tack show, and was ultimately hammered down to Orlando DiRienzo for $150,000.

The Shesastonecoldfox is the final stakes race of Finger Lakes’ 2017 season. Live racing continues through November 28.


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