• Breeding Programs:

Dress the Part continues to roll at Tampa

Malibu Moon

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Dress the Part, a 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, is now 3-for-3 at Tampa Bay Downs, after an easy score in the $50,000 Wayward Lass S. Saturday at the Oldsmar, Fla. oval.

Dress the Part, just off the early pace set by long shot Clarinda, drew away to an easy three-and-a-half-length victory from Ambusher to cover the mile-and-a-sixteenth on a fast track in 1:45.13.

Dress the Part, who was bred by Elm Tree Farm, LLC & Popatop, LLC, is owned by Glen Hill Farms and trained by Tom Proctor.

“I have been working with this filly in the morning, so I was sure the distance wouldn’t be a problem for her,” winning rider Ronnie Allen said. “She had been coming away from the field in those sprint wins. I didn’t want to use her too soon, so I was happy to be able to follow (Clarinda) into the first turn.

“The pace seemed slow so I moved her up to the leader and she relaxed nicely for me. I asked for run in the final turn, and I took a look back at the quarter pole and didn’t see anything moving up on us. But getting into the stretch, I wanted to keep her going and kept asking and she still finished with something else.”

“Horses with races over this track that have trained here have a big advantage against shippers,” Glen Hill Farm President Craig Bernick said, “and for some reason when they can win sprinting and are bred to go long, and they get a lead, they relax a little more going two turns because there is no one pressuring them.

The first-place check of $30,000 raised Dress the Part’s career bankroll to $95,690.

Dress the Part is out of the stakes-placed mare Erhu and is a full-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Onlyforyou.

Malibu Moon, the nation's second leading sire with progeny earnings of $1.6 million, now has four stakes winners in 2014. 
View All News

Top Stories

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Firing Line lived up to his big reputation with a thoroughly dominating performance in the $800,000 Sunland Park Derby (G3) on Sunday...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Papacoolpapacool won a three-way battle in the stretch to take the $75,000 Pasadena S. for 3-year-olds by 1 ½ lengths Saturday at Santa Anita...
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Malibu Moon’s top seller at the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training was a colt that brought a winning bid of $675,000 from Mark Casse, agent...
Login