Moms Treasure – a juvenile on the move

Observer staff reporter

Friday, August 10, 2018

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Moms Treasure , the chestnut filly of the productive stallion Nuclear Wayne , made a noticeable return to the racetrack on Saturday, August 4, 2018, when she easily dispatched her six juvenile rivals to score her first win from two starts. This was only the second juvenile race of the year.

Moms Treasure, owned by The Success Farm and trained by Gary Subratie, finished second by a length on debut (July 8, 2018) behind the highly rated Custer over three furlongs (600m). Custer won that race in 35.4 with Moms Treasure coming home in 36.2, under Omar Walker.

However, on Saturday going over four furlongs (800m) and with Dane Dawkins in the irons, Moms Treasure produced a quality run to win easily against rivals which included foreigners.

Again, Moms Treasure was slowly out of the starting gates but not too far behind the controlling speed of Action Run (Robert Halledeen). Coming across the dummy rails, Action Run looked as if he had the race in the bag, but Moms Treasure kept coming and her persistent gallop paid dividends as the filly took over inside the final half-furlong (100m) to win by a length and a half.

Action Run, one of the American importees, did enough to suggest his time will soon come, but on Saturday he couldn't withstand the late surge from the winner and had to settle for second money in the Restricted Allowance event confined to maiden native-breds and imported two-year-olds. Free Addi, ridden by veteran Leo Miller, earned a piece of the $950,000 purse for his third-place finish.

Subratie said that while his charge would have preferred to race at a longer distance, the run was very encouraging.

“Oh. excellent! I expected a win the last time, but she broke really slow and I know that she was going to improve today (Saturday), and she did and came home with the win. I think that she is going to need a little more distance and so I am really pleased on how she is doing at this time,” Subratie told t he Supreme Racing Guide.

Looking at the future, Subratie said that he has his eyes on the Supreme Ventures Limited-sponsored Two-Year-Old Triple Crown races.

“Well, you have the big races coming up later in the year. I mean, big races such as the Supreme Ventures Limited races for the two-year-olds, and we are really looking forward to it but right now we are taking it one day at a time,” he said.

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