US Stakes-Winner for Footsteps
Irish bred filly Sandiva (3f Footstepsinthesand x Miss Corinne, by Mark of Esteem) posted her first US stakes success when capturing the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream for Al Shaqab Racing. Already a Grade III winner in the UK and France, Sandiva is now with Todd Pletcher and scored a neck win in the 1 and 1/16th mile contest on turf. “We think she’s a filly that’s finally found her groove here in the U.S., so we’re hoping for a big year from her next year. We won’t rush anything. We’ll probably give her a little bit of freshening, but look to run her back sometime during the meet,” said Todd Pletcher. Sandiva is a half-sister to stakes-winner Wentworth from Miss Corinne.