Friday, July 8, 2011

Reward the Lady nabs tips' fifth win in last six starts

A four-race winning streak for my 2010 juvenile sales selections went by the wayside Friday afternoon when Knows How to Rock settled for third in allowance company at Ellis Park. But Reward the Lady got the class right back on track Friday evening by drawing off to win by four lengths in state-bred claiming company at Pennsylvania's Presque Isle Downs.

Scott Speith and Reward the Lady on Friday night pressured the early pace set by Kristina's Mark and So to Love, with 6/5 favorite Second Appeal close behind. The early leaders faded, but while Second Appeal stayed on to finish second, she was no match for Reward the Lady, who collected her second win in six lifetime starts by covering 5.5 furlongs on the Tapeta track in 1:06.43.

Reward the Lady, a dark bay filly by Grand Reward-You're a Lady, by Youmadeyourpoint, was bred in Pennsylvania by E & D Enterprises and the Grand Reward Syndicate. She is owned by Touchdown Stable and trained by J. Michael Rogers.

I shortlisted Reward the Lady for a bargain-seeking client while working my only sale thus far as a hired bloodstock advisor. She sold for just $6,000 as the first horse through the ring at Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training at Timonium, Md., last May. With two wins and a place from six starts, she has now earned $35,420.

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