Az Juvenile Fillies
Breaking from the 12 post with Isaias Enriquez aboard, Galactic Princess ($12.60) settled mid-pack until launching her bid against the pace-setting Fight to Glory, besting that by one and a half lengths at the wire. Not That I Recall finished third in the field of 11 Juvenile Fillies.
Track announcer Robert Fox made the race call memorable when apparent Galactic Princess would overtake Fight to Glory by exclaiming, “Galactic Princess will win this one for Princess Leia,” the heroine of the Star Wars Saga, played by the late actress Carrie Fisher.
Owned by Mark Hillman and Eleanor Martin and trained by Ty Garrett, Galactic Princes covered the 6 ½ furlongs over a good but wet-sealed track in 1:17.36. It was the third victory in four efforts for the Colorado bred daughter of Ready’s Image, and her earnings now stand at $54,304.
Lost in the Fog
The highly talented and even-money favorite Yo Y Me ($4.20), benefiting from a masterful ride by Ry Eikleberry, won his fourth consecutive race and third in-a-row stakes tally, by overcoming a determined Wine N Divine in a thrilling stretch drive to claim a neck victory at the wire. It was another neck back to All Shacked Up who challenged the winner every step of the early going in the field of ten 2-year-old colts and geldings.
Co-owned by William Matthews and Kevin Eikleberry and trained by Eikleberry, Yo Y Me covered the 6 ½ furlongs over a good surface in 1:17.45. The son of Dixie Chatter has never finished out of the money in eight starts while winning four of those and has earnings of $124,515.