Size Earns First Stakes Victory in Iowa Oaks

by | 06.28.2014 | 10:27pm
Size wins the Grade 3 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on June 28.

Lightly raced Size splashed home on the far outside under jockey Junior Alvarado to win going away in the Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Saturday night.

Quickest into stride from the gate, Size led the field through the first turn but rescinded her lead to a keen Dream Spinner down the backstretch. After fractions of :23.41, :46.69, and 1:10.84, Size found her way back near the front, hooking up for a duel with Dream Spinner before pulling away in mid-stretch.

The 13-1 winner paid $28.00, $7.60, and $6.40. Ria Antonia, making her first start since a last-place performance in the Preakness Stakes, closed briskly to finish second and paid $3.60 and $3.20 to place. Dream Spinner ($4.80 to show) was just beaten for third. The final time for the mile and a sixteenth on a sloppy track was 1:43.64.

Tiz Windy finished fourth, followed by Awesome Jill and Senior Prom. Thank You Marylou, Designer Legs, and Sugar Shock completed the order of finish.

Trained by Bill Mott, Size has now made four starts, winning three of them. Last time out, she was second in the Jersey Girl Stakes at Belmont Park on May 26 behind Red Velvet.

Bred in Kentucky by her owners, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, Size is by First Samurai and out of Extent, by Pulpit.

View the full Equibase chart here.

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