A win after 18 starts for Sweet Victory
Sweet Victory’s connections were rewarded for their patience when the four-year-old grey filly won her first race after 18 starts on Saturday, January 13, 2024.
Sweet Victory’s triumph came in a maiden native-bred four-year-old and upward going 7 furlongs.
Ridden by Tevin Foster for owner Willie’s Racing and trainer Howard Jaghai,
Sweet Victory came from behind runners to win, going away by 8 ¼ lengths in a time of 1:30.4 (23.4 x 47.2 x 1:15.0).
“Yes, she [
Sweet Victory] has been knocking at the door for some time now, and I am happy that it has finally opened. She’s really a late bloomer, and I think she’s just ready,” Jaghai told the
The Supreme Racing Guide.
“It was a good performance, and she won convincingly as well. Tevin [Foster] has ridden her a couple of times before, so he knows her well, and he rode a perfect race.
“She’s off to non-winners of two now and is a certified middle-distance horse. She runs her best, going seven furlongs. Hopefully, she will continue on her winning ways and move from strength to strength,” the trainer said.
Sweet Victory off the pace in fourth place behind
Babylove (Omar Walker),
She’s Alone (Paul Francis), and
Ertugrul (Shavon Townsend) down the backstretch.
Sweet Victory maintained her steady gallop well until going into the half-mile (800m) when she cruised down into third place on the heels of
Sweet Victory came off the final turn on the inside rails in second place behind
Ertugrul before surging to the front full of running in deep stretch. With no real challengers coming forward,
Sweet Victory powered home easily at the wire ahead of
Captain Philip (Christopher Mamdeen) and
Lion Charmer (George Samuda).
Sweet Victory is bred by
Spieth out of the
Lemon Drop Kid mare