Freud filly Howdyoumakeurmoney scores at Presque Isle

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Howdyoumakeurmoney, a daughter of leading New York sire Freud making her synthetic debut, wins Monday’s Presque Isle Debutante. Coady Photography.

By Tom Law

Commonwealth New Era Racing’s Howdyoumakeurmoney won her second straight and provided leading New York sire Freud with his latest stakes winner in Monday’s $75,400 Presque Isle Debutante Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.

The 2-year-old filly shipped to Erie, Pa., from trainer Mike Trombetta’s main string at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland to win the 6 ½-furlong Debutante by a head over Battle Charge as the 9-5 favorite. Ridden by Antonio Gallardo, Howdyoumakeurmoney won in 1:16.31.

Bred by Davie Bloodstock, LLC and Peter Colon, Howdyoumakeurmoney finished fourth in a 6-furlong New York-bred maiden on the main track in her debut Aug. 13 at Saratoga Race Course. She followed that effort with a victory going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Saratoga Sept. 3.

Trombetta breezed Howdyoumakeurmoney on Fair Hill’s synthetic surface last Saturday in preparation for her debut on the surface Monday, and she went 5 furlongs in 1:01.40. She’d breezed three times on the training center’s synthetic prior to that, in June and July before her debut.

Howdyoumakeurmoney broke well from her inside post and settled into second, alongside the slight 9-5 second choice Royal Engagement, while She’s Pure Silver opened up a 1 1/2-length lead to the opening quarter-mile in :22.51. Royal Engagement went first after the leader, making a move just before True Blue Pearl made a three-wide run around the turn at She’s Pure Silver, who hit the half in :45.63.

Antonio Gallardo was all smiles after Howdyoumakeurmoney held on to win Presque Isle Debutante. Coady Photography.

Gallardo kept Howdyoumakeurmoney down on the inside and they were only a length back to that point. He tipped her out in the stretch and cut into She’s Pure Silver’s lead while the other early chasers started to fade. Howdyoumakeurmoney took the lead inside the eighth pole, braced for any late runs and held off one from Battle Charge in deep stretch. Runaway Breeze, fourth in the off-the-turf P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga Sept. 2, also rallied late to finish 3 1/4 lengths behind the top pair in third at 69-1.

Howdyoumakeurmoney became the 73rd stakes winner for Freud, a 23-year-old by Storm Cat and full brother to Giant’s Causeway who stands for $5,000 at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson. He also joined Freud’s 72nd stakes winner, the Sept. 26 Nownownow winner Dakota Gold, as 2021 Saratoga winners who earned their black-type immediately after victories in upstate New York in early September.

Howdyoumakeurmoney, the fifth foal out of the winning Elusive Quality mare Exclusively Yours and foaled at Hidden Lake Farm in Stillwater, originally sold out of the Foggy Bottom Farm consignment as a weanling for $15,000 to Gerard Stuchbury at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale. She went through the sales ring a few months later and brought $19,000 as a short yearling from Vineyard Racing out of the Summerfield consignment at the OBS winter mixed sale.

A $27,000 RNA at the OBS yearling, 2-year-old and horses of racing age sale last fall, Howdyoumakeurmoney landed with Commonwealth New Era Racing on a $105,000 bid out of Gene Recio’s consignment at this year’s OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training. Selling as Hip 774, the filly breezed an eighth in 10.1 during presale workouts.

Exclusively Yours is also the dam of the 4-year-old New York-bred Hat Trick filly Mosienko, a three-time winner on the NYRA circuit and in training at Belmont Park with trainer Dennis Lalman. A half-sister to $545,107-earner and multiple stakes winner General Charley, stakes winner Truly Lucky and stakes-placed winners Magnificent Margo and Holy Mission, Exclusively Yours is also the dam of a yearling New York-bred colt by Camelot Kitten named Sir Lance and a filly by Tapiture born in New York March 28 – both bred by Davie Bloodstock and Colon – and the mare was bred to Grade 1 winner Win Win Win in 2021.

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