Juddmonte Farms' homebred Suffused continued the Prince's eye-popping Saratoga meeting, as the 4-year-old daughter of Champs Elysees captured the G3 Glens Falls Stakes on Saturday. Under meet-leading Jose Ortiz, Suffused covered 11 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:13.55 for trainer Bill Mott, earning her first graded stakes victory by just under a length.
“She had a beautiful trip, Jose gave her a great ride,” said Mott. “I had a lot of confidence in her. When he produced her, she punched.”
Photo Call took command through early fractions of :25.01, :50.01 and 1:15.21, playing “catch me if you can” and turning for home with a two-length advantage on the field. Suffused, who had settled in fourth-from-last and tracked the pack comfortably under Ortiz, roared up the outside late in the stretch. Arles, who'd tracked Photo Call through the early going, took over the lead, but it was Suffused who got her body in front at the wire, winning by just under a length. Arles settled for second, and Miss Chatelaine got up for third.
“I had a perfect trip,” said Ortiz. “I followed the No. 1 horse [Miss Chatelaine] all the way around. When I asked her for run, she responded.”
Bred in Great Britain, Suffused had just earned her first graded stakes placing when second to Guapaza in the Waya last out. This time, she turned the tables on that rival, earning her fifth lifetime win front 13 starts for earnings of over $300,000.
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