January 28th, 2023

BLAME’s Wet Paint Easy Winner of Martha Washington

BLAME’s Godolphin homebred daughter Wet Paint jumped on the Kentucky Oaks trail on Saturday with a win in the Listed Martha Washington Stakes.

Making her stakes debut, Wet Paint was the last out of the gate and trailed the field for the first half of the race before Flavien Prat started to urge her forward. As they raced around the turn, the filly worked her way through the field with Prat taking her three wide into the stretch for her final run.

Once she straightened, Wet Paint stepped up her game even more and took over the lead in the final furlong without putting in her best effort. The two-length margin of victory was deceptively small with Wet Paint clearly full of run as she raced out the winner.

Trained by Brad Cox, Wet Paint had now won two of four starts with one other second place finish on her record.

Wet Paint is the first runner out of Grade 3 placed Sky Painter, who is a daughter of multiple Grade 2 winner Skylighter. This is also the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Nastique, Singapore Horse of the Year War Affair, and multiple graded stakes winner Pixelate.

Wet Paint is the 43rd stakes winner for BLAME, who is striking at a 15.3% stakes performer to runner rate.

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