November 5th, 2017

Daisy (Blame) Takes the Tempted Stakes (G3)

In just her second career start, Daisy got a sweet victory in the Tempted Stakes (G3) on opening day of the Aqueduct fall meet. The 2-year-old Blame filly went to the lead from the beginning and pulled away to win by 4 ¾ lengths.

Daisy is trained by John Servis for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm. Sent off as the second choice in a field of six, she completed the one mile distance in a final time of 1:37.18.

“John just told me to ride her right out of the gate,” said winning jockey Kendrick Carmouche. “She broke real sharp. With the inside being a little deep, I just wanted to get outside a little. She responded real good when I asked her at the top of the lane. Thanks to John Servis and Mr. Porter, it looks like they have a good one.”

Daisy came into the race off her winning effort upon debut. In October, she lined up in a maiden special weight at Parx Racing. That day, she made it clear she had a bright future as she posted an eight length victory.

Out of the winning Flower Alley mare Lovely Stay, Daisy was an $80,000 yearling purchase for Fox Hill.

An Eclipse Champion and three-time G1 winner during his race career, Blame has garnered international acclaim as a sire this year thanks to the success of French Classic winner Senga. His 16 stakes horses in 2017 also included additional graded stakes winner Fault. Blame stands for $25,000 at Claiborne.

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