Progressive filly Millionreasonswhy (3f Grand Slam x In Secure, by AP Indy) kicked off her new campaign with a stylish win in the $77,750 Wide Country Stakes at Laurel.
Already a stakes-winner having captured the Grade II Matron Stakes at Belmont last year, the Ignacio Correas IV trained filly settled well and found the line strongly to win the seven furlong contest by a length and a quarter.
Her trainer indicated the Grade III Comely Stakes at Aqueduct on April 7 was likely to be her next start, with the Grade I Kentucky Oaks seen as the ultimate goal.
“We are going to do this step-by-step,” he said.
“The Comely is a mile, and if it goes the way it should, then we’ll point to the Oaks. That doesn’t mean she has to win, but she finished good today and was able to relax, which will help me prepare for the next start.”
A $115,000 purchase from the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Millionreasonswhy runs for Sagamore Farm and is a half-sister to stakes-winner Beyondallboundaries from the AP Indy stakes-winner In Secure.
Millionreasonswhy has the overall record of three wins and a second from just four starts with prizemoney of $178,340 and is one of a slew of recent smart winners for her sire Grand Slam, who has started the year in red hot form.