Sconsin Rallies From Off The Pace To Capture Winning Colors

Taking advantage of fast early fractions, Tyler Gaffalione allowed Lloyd Madison Farms IV LLC’s Kentucky homebred Sconsin to settle off the early pace, then swung out at the top of the stretch to pass the early leaders and draw off to a 3 1/4-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Winning Colors Stakes on Saturday evening at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

A 4-year-old daughter of Include, Sconsin covered six furlongs on a fast track in 1:08.80 and paid $4.20 as the second choice among the five older fillies and mares contesting the Winning Colors. Pacesetter Rising Seas held second by a half length over 3-5 favorite Frank’s Rockette, who got away slowly and then rushed up to contest the pace. Headland, who stumbled badly coming out of the gate, finished fourth, with Tipsy Gal fifth. Bayerness scratched.

The victory was the fourth in 12 starts for Sconsin, whose only previous stakes victory also came at Churchill Downs in the G2 Eight Belles Stakes last Sept. 4. She was coming off a second-place finish to champion female sprinter Gamine in the G1 Derby City Distaff on Kentucky Derby day, May 1.

Rising Seas and Corey Lanerie jumped out to the early lead after the slow start by multiple graded stakes winner Frank’s Rockette, who was ridden by Florent Geroux. Rising Seas went the opening quarter mile in :21.72 and was under pressure from Frank’s Rockette  around the far turn through a half mile in :44.55. Tipsy Gal was three wide and also putting pressure on the top two while Sconsin sat fourth, saving ground behind the top three until Gaffalione swung her to the outside at the top of the stretch.

After passing the furlong pole in :56.48, Sconsin quickly pulled away to the victory.

The Winning Colors Stakes, named for the D. Wayne Lukas-trained filly who won the 1988 Kentucky Derby under jockey Gary Stevens, was inaugurated in 2004.

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