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Sound Machine rides rail to Musical Romance S. win

May 30, 2021

Sound Machine gave Into Mischief his second stakes winner of the day Saturday with her victory in the Musical Romance S. at Gulfstream Park, coming just 30 minutes after Fulsome captured the Matt Winn S. (G3) at Churchill Downs.

The 4-year-old filly has faced some tough competition since winning the Glitter Woman S. in early 2020, and has made a good account of herself since, placing in both the Miss Preakness S. (G3) and Hurricane Bertie S. (G3).

She got back to her winning way Saturday with a daring inside move for the lead at the top of the stretch. After tracking the pace along the fence for the first half-mile, she shot through an opening with two furlongs to run and was never headed in the stretch, winning by 2 ¾-lengths in 1:17.74 for the 6 ½-furlongs on a fast track.

“She had a little trouble in her last race, but she didn’t fire her best race either. Today, we had her back in form. Early on it looked like she would get beat, but Edgard found room,” trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. said. “Today, she showed a new dimension. She kicked in and showed a lot of determination.

Sound Machine, owned by e Five Racing Thoroughbreds, is now 3-4-2 in 14 starts and has earned $218,139. She was bred in Florida by Farm III and is a half-sister to stakes winner Forever Liesl.

Champion sire Into Mischief has accounted for 22 stakes winners this year, 10 of them graded. With 120 winners of 160 races to date in 2021, his progeny have earned in excess of $10.4 million.