Perfect Fanny Leads Two Winner Day for Competitive Edge
Perfect Fanny (3c Competitive Edge x Phanie Slam, by Grand Slam) became the newest winner for Competitive Edge on Wednesday with a 4¼ length victory on debut.
Racing over five furlongs at Albuquerque, Perfect Fanny was among the fastest out of the gate and immediately entered a three-way duel for the lead. Holding a slight advantage throughout, the colt entered the stretch in front and soon had a length on the rest of the field.
Jockey Luis Fuentes let Perfect Fanny do most of the work at his own pace, just giving him a reminder in the final sixteenth as the colt easily galloped home well in hand by 4¼ lengths.
Trained by Jose Gonzales Jr for Rusty Brown, Philip Lebherz, and Alan Klein, Perfect Fanny is the 56th worldwide winner for his sire.
The victory was one of two winners on the day for Competitive Edge, whose stakes winning Sassy Seneca (3f Competitive Edge x Jack's Flame, by Pulpit) registered her third career win at Canterbury earlier in the afternoon.
Bred by Premier Thoroughbreds in California, Perfect Fanny is a half-brother to Saratoga stakes winner Mominou and the stakes placed Phaniebdancing. The colt is one of six winners from six to race out of Phanie Slam, a half-sister to the stakes winning Drill Hall.
A value second crop sire, Competitive Edge’s first crop includes nine stakes horses and four stakes winners with two of those stakes winners coming at Saratoga. One of the top first crop sires last year by winners and stakes horses, the Grade I winner is again among the leaders of his generation in 2020.