Mendelssohn’s Amanda’s Folly Romps in Maiden Victory
Amanda’s Folly (3f Mendelssohn x Privacy, by Notebook) was a big winner for Mendelssohn at Aqueduct on Saturday with a 6 ¼ length victory going a mile on the dirt.
Amanda’s Folly took a prominent role in the race from the start, dueling with the leader for the first half before they entered the far turn. It was at that point that the filly started her romp away from the other runners. In the stretch, she pulled away to win by 6 ¼ lengths with the third placed runner 22 ¾ lengths behind the winner.
Trained by Carlos Martin for Hammer Time Stable, Amanda’s Folly was bred in New York by Lambholm.
The filly is a half-sister to Grade II winner Ancient Secret and Grade III placed Jais’s Solitude out of a half-sister to stakes winner Admonition. Amanda’s Folly’s third dam is the Grade II winner and multiple Grade I placed Funistrada, who also produced Grade II winner Krisada and stakes winner Conte di Savoya with 13 stakes performers under her name overall.
Mendelssohn’s 12 winners this year is the best of all second crop stallions with his 35 winners overall second best in the group.