Cupid Daughter Registers Second Stakes Win
Sterling Silver (3f Cupid x Sheet Humor, by Distorted Humor) secured her second stakes victory of the year on Monday with a win in the Bouwerie Stakes at Belmont Park.
Racing over seven furlongs on the Belmont dirt, Sterling Silver raced nearly five lengths off the pacesetter during the early stages of the race before Trevor McCarthy asked her to start making her move. The filly was four wide coming into the stretch but the extra ground didn’t bother her and she lengthened her stride from there.
With a furlong left to go, she had a sizable lead and was only to build it from there. In the end, she crossed the wire 4 ¼ lengths in front but was well clear of the rest of the field with the third placed runner 13 ¾ adrift the winner.
“She’s always got a great turn of foot, so when I need her to go through a hole, she’ll do it. She did everything I asked her to do and she beat a good bunch today. We’re proud of her,” said McCarthy.
Trained by Tom Albertrani for Mark Anderson, Sterling Silver was bred in New York by Mallory and Karen Mort.
The filly is a granddaughter of the Grade III winning Sheets, who herself is out of a stakes performer. This is also the family of the Grade I-placed Lady Hoolihan.
Sterling Silver is one of two stakes winners for Cupid this year with the stallion leading all second crop sires by 2022 winners at 32. Overall, Cupid is the sire of four stakes winners and six stakes performers led by Grade II winner and Grade I Kentucky Oaks third Desert Dawn.