Twin Creeks Racing Stable's Pure Silver has won all three of her career starts, including an impressive performance in Saturday's G2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga. The 2-year-old daughter of Mission Impazible, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher, vied for the lead throughout and pulled away down the lane to win by 9 1/2 lengths, covering 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.22 on the fast main track.
“She won pretty convincingly,” said Pletcher. “She's pretty fast. She didn't actually get away quite as easily as she normally does, but she made up for it quickly and got to the lead the right way. She kind of ran them off their feet from there.”
Breaking from the innermost post position in the eight-filly field, Pure Silver was a half-step slow out of the gate but quickly surged up to take the lead from Di Maria in the first 100 yards. Pure Silver maintained a half-length advantage over Di Maria through an opening quarter of :22.44, tracked by Southhampton Way, Sly Roxy and Limited View. After stumbling badly at the start, Pure Silver's stablemate Stainless trailed the field by at least six lengths in the early going.
Nearing the far turn, Limited View took over challenging Pure Silver for the lead. Limited View was able to get within a head of the leader around the bend, but Pure Silver never let the other filly get in front of her. At the head of the lane Pure Silver found another gear and sprinted away from the field, crossing under the wire wrapped up to win by 9 1/2 lengths. Southhampton Way held on to second over Wall of Compassion, and Stainless made a big late run to get fourth.
“We expected to be on the lead,” Velazquez said. “We did break very well. I used him a little bit to make sure I was going to be close the pace. Once I got to the spot I wanted to be in, I just waited there. She did a good job settling around the turn and finished up really well.”
Bred in New York by Twin Creeks Farm, Pure Silver was a $125,000 purchase at the OBS March 2-year-old sale. She broke her maiden by 1 1/2 lengths before she followed that up with a New York-bred stakes victory, despite breaking poorly in that second start. Overall, Pure Silver is undefeated in three starts and has earned nearly $220,000.
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