Freedom Child's stellar 2-year-old filly Limited View scored her second straight stakes win in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship S. Dec. 9 a Laurel Park, winning by six lengths after setting all the pace.
Limited View, who won the Oct. 21 Maryland Lassie going from last to first, came out of the gate quick in Saturday's race, which was run in a driving snow, and was in front in just a few strides. Edgar Prado kept his filly well off the rail the entire trip, and she began to open up on the field going into the turn, then really kicked into gear in the stretch, drawing off to win by six lengths while covering the seven furlongs in 1:23.94.
“(Trainer John Salzman) did a wonderful job, he took his time and brought the filly to the gate and schooled her at the gate. A lot of hard work paid off today,” Prado said. “She broke real well and she was able to control the pace, and I had a lot of horse all the way around. She was just galloping along. It was a very nice win on a beautiful snowy day at Laurel.”
“Every time you never know what’s going to happen. It’s not one thing. Sometimes it’s the paddock, sometimes it’s the post parade, getting her to the paddock. The last time it was the gate,” Salzman added. “My hat’s off to the gate crew, Edgar, everybody that helped me along with her. She’s a nice filly.”
Owned by Salzman in partnership with Fred Wasserloos and George Greenwalt, Limited View has now won four of five starts and earned $177,096. She was bred in Maryland by Barbara Smith.
Freedom Child's first crop of runners includes two stakes winners as well as the multiple stakes-placed colt Jamaican Don.