Katie Said Wins Philly Mares Open

Published: June 27, 2015 06:59 pm EDT

Jimmy Takter trainee Katie Said (Brett Miller) took the featured pace on Friday afternoon from Harrah's Philadelphia. It was an Open affair for fillies and mares going for a purse of $30,000.

Starting from post two, Katie Said was taken off the early pace, settling down into sixth as Gallie Bythe Beach (Tim Tetrick) and race favourite Inittowinafortune (Scott Zeron) battled through a :26.3 opening quarter. As the pace settled down up top at the half (:54.4), longshot Rockaround Sue (Dave Miller) emerged first-over, with Katie Said establishing second-over position. After three-quarters (1:22.4), Katie Said circled around cover to challenge for the lead. She went on to win by a head, holding off the late surge of Ooh Bad Shark (Allan Davis), who settled for second. Request For Parole (Yannick Gingras) finished third.

It was the second win for Katie Said ($12.20) for her new connections of Black Horse Racing, as she completed the mile in 1:51.2. The win was her 12th in 28 career starts.

(With files from Harrah's Philadelphia)