Homebred Aegean Sea romped home at Parx yesterday in her third lifetime start, coasting under the wire 4 1/2 lengths in front of her nearest competition.
Sent off favored at 3-1, the two year old Pennsylvania-bred filly by Strong Mandate broke well and sat just off the pace. Under confident handling from jockey Luis Ocasio, she strode clear into the stretch without ever really being challenged.
A homebred winner! 2yo filly Aegean Sea (Strong Mandate – Santorini Moon) breaks her maiden in the Parx 7th. Bred by 10X co-founders @truxtonstables @chsande https://t.co/orOfX0Xqjc
— Ten Strike Racing (@Tenstrikeracing) October 6, 2020
Aegean Sea’s win marked a banner day for Ten Strike as Portal Creek won an allowance later in the card and Hollee Peach took a race at Presque Isle, making for an undefeated, three for three day.
On Friday at Keeneland, Lady Rocket will look to stay unbeaten when facing winners for the first time in a first level allowance race. a $420,000 two year old in training purchase, Lady Rocket’s debut was worth the wait. After stumbling out of the gate and gaining nearly every excuse to run a good 2nd, Lady Rocket shot through a gap late to get up to win by a head, earning a strong 84 Beyer Speed Figure.
Lady Rocket (3-1) gives @luissaezpty his third win of the day as Lady Rocket wins Saratoga 6th for @bradcoxracing. Daughter of Tale of the Cat wins first time out. 1-6-2-3 pic.twitter.com/itCyLYfsqm
— Tim Wilkin (@tjwilkin) August 28, 2020
Lady Rocket will break from post position #7 on Friday, with a scheduled post time of 6:03 PM EDT.