On Sunday, ICE FOR THE LADY became FLATTER’s newest stakes winner when she closed through the stretch to win the Northbound Pride Oaks by 1 1/2 lengths. In this one mile off the turf event at Canterbury Park, the previously stakes-placed 3-year-old filly waited until they hit the top of the stretch and then drove past the leaders to get the win. Earlier this year, ICE FOR THE LADY finished runner-up, beaten only a length, in Tampa Bay’s $100,000 Gasparilla S. In her only start at two last year, she won a Maiden Special Weight at Tampa by seven lengths. Out of the Military mare, Zephyr Ice, ICE FOR THE LADY is a W. Kenan Rand, Jr. homebred and now has four wins, a second and a third in eight starts.
On Saturday, QUEEN TO BE earned her first black type in her stakes debut with a close runner-up finish in the six-furlong New Start S. at Penn National. The 3-year-old filly was caught behind horses around the turn, then drove through an opening and was gaining on the frontrunner only to fall shot beaten less than a length from the win. Bred by Ed Stanco and racing in the name of Stanco’s King of Prussia Stable, the Todd Pletcher trainee went wire-to-wire to win a Maiden Special Weight by seven lengths in her second start of 2014.
Also on Sunday, multiple stakes winner SILVER TONGUED gave FLATTER another 2014 stakes horse after he placed in the 1 1/16-mile Sydney Gendelman Memorial H. at Belterra Park in his first stakes event of the season. The 4-year-old son of FLATTER was coming off a 3 3/4-length allowance win in which he ran less than a second off the track record going a mile. In 2013, SILVER TONGUED won the 1 1/8-mile Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup S., and at 2, drew off to win the $75,000 Juvenile S. by 3 1/2 lengths in his second start.