Captain fillies sweep the Mistletoe Shalee

Captain fillies sweep the Mistletoe Shalee

It was a CAPTAINTREACHEROUS sweep in the $194,400 Misltoe Shalee at the Meadowlands on Saturday (July 18) as his 3YO fillies captured 1st, 2nd and 3rd place honours. A sweeping three-wide stretch move earned REFLECT WITH ME and driver Andy McCarthy the win in 1:49.

 

 

REFLECT WITH ME was nowhere near the early competition, as ROCKNIFICENT (CAPTAINTREACHEROUS) rushed to the early lead followed by Priceless. But just as the :26.3 first quarter was clocked, favourite JK First Lady moved to the lead. The outer tier formed behind a first-over challenge by LYONS SENTINEL, with REFLECT WITH ME getting cover through the :55.2 half.

JK First Lady pushed through three-quarters in 1:23 as LYONS SENTINEL (CAPTAINTREACHEROUS) paved a path to challenge for the lead going into the stretch. Those two dueled for control, but REFLECT WITH ME rolled by them. JK First Lady gave way to ROCKNIFICENT, who found room on the inside to pick up third as Reflect With Me reached the finish line three-quarters of a length in front of LYONS SENTINEL. Priceless finished fourth.

Tony Alagna trains REFLECT WITH ME, a daughter of CAPTAINTREACHEROUS  and Remember When (Camluck). The filly is undefeated this season for owners Brittany Farms and Bradley Grant.