Just two weeks after half-brother Country House was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby, older sister Mitchell Road won her graded stakes debut in the Grade 3 Gallorette on the Preakness undercard. The 4-year-old filly, ridden by Joel Rosario, went to the early lead and never looked back through the 1 1/16 miles on turf. The daughter of English Channel prevailed confidently in the stretch by 2 1/4 lengths as early pace chaser Thewayiam and closing Viva Vegas tried to catch up.
The final time was 1:41.21.
Mitchell Road is out of War Chant mare Quake Lake and was bred by J.V. “Jerry” Shields. Like Country House, she is owned in partnership with Shields' widow Maury Shields and Guinness McFadden and is trained by Bill Mott.
Thewayiam finished second, followed by Viva Vegas and I'm so Fancy. Mitchell Road paid $6.20 to win. See the full chart here.
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