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Into Mischief’s Lucrezia gets first stakes win

December 8, 2019

Lucrezia made the most of her first stakes start on the main track on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, running down Two Sixty to win the $100,000 Sandpiper S. by 1 ¾-lengths (VIDEO).

The 2-year-old Into Mischief filly is the 21st stakes winner this year for her sire. With four more 2-year-old maiden special weight winners this week, Into Mischief now has a total of 209 overall winners this year, nearly 40 more than any other sire.

After a less than ideal start, jockey Daniel Centeno elected to keep Lucrezia in third place early, behind Two Sixty and long-shot Delta Hutch. She tracked the front-runners through a half-mile in :45.05, then took over and won going away.

Her time of 1:10.16 was .15 seconds off the stakes record.

“(Two Sixty) was right in front of me, so it set up perfect,” Centeno said. “She got time to relax and I put her on the outside. I made her move a little early because the track is fast today, and she was able to make one run and finish strong.”

Lucrezia, who is owned by her breeders Beverly S. Anderson and Edward Seltzer, improved to 2-for-4 with her Sandpiper victory. Out of Grade 3 winner Verdana Bold, Lucrezia is a half-sister to Sunland Park Oaks winner Ghalia.