At 9-1, Aegean nosed out 13-1 rival Jessica Is Back to win the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
Both runners surged to the front late, swamping dueling frontrunners Wildcat Heiress and Feel That Fire in the six furlong race. The final time was 1:09.61. Feel That Fire held for third. 6-5 favorite Amen Hallelujah, who last raced in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes June 5th at Belmont Park, finished off the board.
Aegean is owned by Steven Michael Bell and was bred in Florida by Vegso Racing Stable. Trained by Wesley Ward, she is a four-year-old daughter of Northern Afleet out of the Aptitude mare, Apt To Star. Aegean was ridden by Jeffrey Sanchez.
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