Overture Wire to Wire in Indiana Oaks

Overture went to the front and never appeared back to notch the first graded stakes success of her young career Saturday night in Shelbyville. The Florida-bred was building her first start around two turnings for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.

Breaking from the rail, she made the result comfortably and coasted along through fractions of: 24.68 and: 49.63. Turning for home while confronted by a pair of challengers, she dug in to find more and re-broke to report home clearly in front.

” Coming into the first turn, I was on the lead pretty easily ,” told jockey Julien Leparoux.” It was very comfortable. I took it and she went all the way to the wire .”

A second-out winner going seven furlongs at Gulfstream Apr. 5, the dark bay shipped north and ran second and third in a pair of Belmont allowance events May 3 and June 1, respectively. The latter attempt came in the wake of Unchained Melody( Smart Strike ), a next-out impressive win of the July 1 GII Mother Goose S. in Elmont. She worked three times in the interim.

” We’ve always liked the filly ,” told Kenny McCarthy, assistant to Mott.” Her last race was maybe a bit of a head-scratcher. But even based on that, Bill believed she fit here tonight .”

Sean Tugel, director of bloodstock for WinStar Farm added,” It’s fantastic. Her operating lines over her last couple of races have been very good. The filly that beat her last time out is coming and one the Mother Goose last week. She’s a filly we believed would really appreciate the two turnings, and we got her out of New York, which was a one-turn mile and a sixteenth .”

Pedigree Notes :

Acquired for $385,000 as an OBS March 2-year-old in develop, the winner is a half to SW& GSP Mexikoma( Birdstone ). Second dam Hidden Pleasure is a half-sister to GSW and sire Luftikus( Meadowlake ). Toccet Over has an unnamed 2-year-old colt by Malibu Moon and a weanling filly by Bernardini.

Saturday, Indiana Grand
INDIANA OAKS-GIII , $200,000, IND, 7-15, 3yo, f, 1 1/16 m, 1:43.79, ft.
1- #@ OVERTURE, 115, f, 3, by Congrats
1st Dam: Toccet Over, by Toccet
2nd Dam: Hidden Pleasure, by Proper Reality
3rd Dam: Andora, by Conquistador Cielo
($ 385,000 2yo’ 16 OBSMAR ). O-WinStar Farm LLC; B-Hickstead
Farm( FL ); T-William I. Mott; J-Julien R. Leparoux. $116,400.
Lifetime Record: 5-2-2-1, $169,080.* 1/2 to Mexikoma
( Birdstone ), SW& GISP, $339,054. Werk Nick Rating: A.
Click for the eNicks report& 5-cross pedigree . 2-Mopotism , 119, f, 3, Uncle Mo-Peppy Rafaela, by Bernardini.
($ 135,000 Wlg’ 14 KEENOV; $200,000 Ylg’ 15 FTSAUG;
$300,000 2yo’ 16 FTFMAR ). O-Reddam Racing LLC; B-Frank T.
Batten( KY ); T-Doug F. O’Neill. $38,800. 3-Majestic Quality , 118, f, 3, Quality Road-She Nuit All, by Lost
Soldier. ($ 40,000 Ylg’ 15 KEESEP ). O-Big Chief Racing, LLC,
Rocker O Ranch, LLC& J. Keith Desormeaux ,; B-C. Kidder& N.
Cole( KY ); T-J. Keith Desormeaux. $21,340. Margins: 1, HF, 4HF. Odds: 12.60, 1.10, 2.60.
Also Operated: Awestruck, Dutch Parrot, Wicked Lick, Stonetacular, I’mluckysgirl.

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