Bronx Beauty backed up her seven-length debut maiden win with another dominant performance in Saturday’s $60,000 Colleen S. at Monmouth Park, winning by 4 ½-length to give Spendthrift Farm’s Freshman Sire his first stakes winner.
About six lengths off the lead after the first furlong, Bronx Beauty suddenly began to accelerate entering the turn, and in a rare display of a length sustained bid, surged past the field while three-wide on the turn, then continued her run in the stretch while pulling away easily to stop the timer in 1:06.10 for the 5 ½-furlongs on the “good” main track.
“There was plenty of speed in there so we sat just off and waited,” said winning jockey Eddie Castro. “I knew the one horse (Little Dipper) would be tough so when she moved I moved too. We were able to keep a clear path on the outside and she kicked in in the stretch.”
The winner is trained by Tony Margotta, Jr. for Two W Stable and has won $54,720 in her two starts. Bronx Beauty is out of Forever Sunshine, who is a sister to the dam of Grade 1 winner and current top 3-year-old Classic Empire.
Grade 1 winner Liaison stood this season at Spendthrift Farm for a fee of $5,000. In the three prior seasons, he was bred to a total of 374 mares. His first four winners, including Bronx Beauty, all came in maiden special weight races.