War Dancer’s Warsaichi rolls in Lady Finger

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Warsaichi turns in another impressive performance winning Monday’s Lady Finger at Finger Lakes. SV Photography.

My Purple Haze Stables’ Warsaichi paired an impressive maiden victory three weeks ago with another front-running win in Monday’s $97,725 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes.

The 2-year-old daughter of New York-based sire War Dancer improved to 2-for-3 with a 4 1/4-length victory over Isabel Luvs Gold in the 5 1/2-furlong Lady Finger. John Davila Jr., aboard for Warsaichi’s 7 1/2-length win going the same distance Sept. 5, rode the filly again for trainer Chris Englehart.

Warsaichi broke with the field and took command after a few jumps. She led by a length over Isabel Luvs Gold through the opening quarter in :22.26. Warsaichi opened up from there, passed the half in :46.17 and held a 2-length lead over the eventual runner-up at the eighth pole.

Davila stayed busy in deep stretch and Warsaichi drew off to win easily as the even-money favorite in the field of five reduced by the late scratch of Super Slide. Isabel Luvs Gold finished 6 lengths clear of third place Womanonthewarpath with Striking Melody and Ruler of the Night completing the field. Warsaichi won in 1:06.64 over the sloppy and sealed track.

Warsaichi earned $58,635 for the victory and boosted her earnings to $84,315.

Bred by Purple Haze Stables LLC and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, Warsaichi is the fifth foal and fourth winner out of the stakes-placed Fusaichi Pegasus mare Saichi Sweepin. She’s also the dam of the winning New York-bred 4-year-old Micromanage filly Saichimana and the stakes-placed 3-year-old New York-bred Laoban filly Laochi.

Saichi Sweepin is also the dam of a New York-bred yearling colt by Laoban who sold for $,6000 at the recent Keeneland September sale.

War Dancer, a 12-year-old son of War Front who stands for $7,500 at Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC in Stillwater, came into the day leading the New York third-crop sire list and second to Central Banker on the New York general sire list with more than $2.3 million in progeny earnings this year.

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