Coteau Kitten Three for Three
Speedy filly Coteau Kitten (2f Tale of the Cat x Ituna, by Boston Harbor) maintained her unbeaten record when taking out the $127,000 DS Shine Young Memorial Futurity at Evangeline Downs. A homebred for Coteau Grove Farms prepared by Patrick Devereux, Coteau Kitten had bolted in by big margins at her first two starts and was expected to win this tougher assignment. She stalked the pace and took over in the stretch, powering home to win the five furlong sprint by three-quarters of a length. The 71st stakes-winner for Tale of the Cat, Coteau Kitten is the first stakes-winner for the Boston Harbor mare Ituna, a winning grand-daughter of champion Canadian filly Ruling Angel, who was also Canadian Horse of the Year. The family features a string of star Canadian gallopers including Soaring Free, Tilt My Halo and Regal Intention.