SUNSET RIDGE (Algorithms) SUBLIME IN FLEET INDIAN STAKES

Posted On August 28, 2017

In her first attempt at stakes company, Sunset Ridge continued to impress as she pulled away to win the $200,000 Fleet Indian Stakes by 6 ¼ lengths. The 3-year-old Algorithms filly is now a perfect four-for-four in her career.

Although Sunset Ridge broke last in a field of five, she recovered quickly to stalk the pacesetter before taking control with a half-mile left to run in the 1 1/8-mile contest.

“She’s a very nice filly,” said winning trainer Chad Brown. “She’s been a terrific horse for us. Her record speaks for itself. She’s a horse who has never disappointed us. She shows up and breezes well in the morning and shows up and runs well in the afternoon. I was curious to see if she’d handle the two turns. She always trained like would, but you never know until they do it.”

Sunset Ridge was named a TDN Rising Star at the beginning of August, when she won at Saratoga by 16 3/4 lengths. The filly had broken her maiden at first asking in April at Belmont, and she also won an allowance race there in June by 8 ¼ lengths. She races as a homebred for Alpha Delta Stables.

Algorithms, an undefeated graded stakes-winning son of Bernardini, was ranked #1 in his crop by Rate of Return. His 2016 yearlings averaged more than eight times his stud fee, bringing prices up to $220,000, while his 2-year-olds have fetched up to $180,000 at auction. Algorithms stands at Claiborne for a fee of $7,500.