More Stakes Success for Munnings Filly
Talented filly Fancy Dress Party (3f Munnings x The Schvagen, by Matty G) bounced back to her best form to win the $75,300 Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth on Sunday.
A winner at her four of her previous five starts including the Grade III Keeneland Beaumont Stakes, the Ben Colebrook trained filly missed a place for the first time in her career last start in the Grade I Acorn Stakes at Belmont, but made amends here.
She hit the line hard to win the five and a half furlong sprint by a length and a half.
“I knew there was speed, and she has speed, but she can also sit off as she showed,” said Ben Colebrook.
“When Mardi Gras wanted to go for the lead Nik Juarez did the right thing and sat off. When it was time to go he went. It looks like he saved us quite a bit of horse for her next one because he eased up on her late and let her cruise to the wire.
“That was all she needed. This race was a good spot because it gave us the right timing before her next start at Keeneland. We’re just happy to get her back into the winner’s circle. She loves to win. I don’t know what happened at Belmont last race [in the GI Acorn.] There were a lot of really talented fillies in that race. We’re back on track with her and happy about that.”
A $280,000 Keeneland September purchase, Fancy Dress Party runs for LNJ Foxwoods and has already won over $267,000 in prizemoney in winning five of six starts.
She is a full sister to stakes-winner Will Munnings and is one of five winners from The Schvagen.