Scoring a dominant win in the Grade II Matron Stakes at Belmont on Sunday was talented filly Millionreasonswhy (2f Grand Slam x In Secure, by AP Indy).
Having just her second race start following a debut win, the Ignacio Correas IV trained filly settled at the back of the pack, but unleashed a big finish down the running to cruise home and win the six furlong contest by two lengths.
“She wants longer,” said her trainer Ignacio Correas IV.
“We always thought she was good. We chose to run her at Colonial [four-length winner going 5 ½ furlongs in the slop June 11] to give her some experience.
“We knew that she had talent. She had a really bad break, but she won anyway. You cannot ask for a horse to do better than she did [in her first start], so why not give her a shot. We’ll look at Saratoga; she will take us there. If she comes out good and does good, why not?”
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 is the 62nd stakes-winner for Grand Slam.