Mylady Curlin Gives Gaffalione ‘Fun Ride’ Winning Falls City

Sather Family’s homebred Mylady Curlin rallied from just off the pace to win the 104th running of the $300,000 Falls City (Grade II) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Mylady Curlin, trained by Louisville-native Brad Cox and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, ran 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1:50.11.

Ratajkowski took early command of the race into the first turn with Go Google Yourself and Princess Causeway tracking in second and third, respectively. Mylady Curlin trailed the opening trio in fourth, 2 ½ lengths behind through an opening quarter mile in :23.84. Ratajkowski continued to lead the field through a half-mile in :47.60 before Go Google Yourself began her bid at the three-eighths pole. Mylady Curlin continued to improve her position at the top of the stretch while Go Google Yourself headed pacesetter Ratajkowski. Moonlit Garden powered past Go Google Yourself in the final stages of the race to win by a comfortable 2 ¼ lengths.

“The extra distance seemed to be the key this afternoon,” Cox said. “Both of our horses ran great today. Moonlit Garden was solid finishing third and we’re very proud of both of them.

Mylady Curlin was the 5-2 post time favorite and returned $7, $3.80, $2.80. Go Google Yourself, with Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard, returned $5.60, $3.20 while Moonlit Garden, with Florent Geroux up, paid $4.40.

“She was a really fun ride this afternoon,” Gaffalione said. “She was sitting in a perfect spot the entire race and was cruising comfortably the entire time.”

Mylady Curlin improved her record to 15-8-3-2 and has banked $718,063 in earnings.

Ratajkowski, Over Thinking, Vevina, Sally’s Curlin, Princess Causeway and Gradaria completed the order of finish.

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