Domaine Proficiency is up in the last dive to pass preferred Jouster at the wire in the Florida Oaks

For large drama, it was tough to top the surface of Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Florida Oaks for sophomore fillies on the grass at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. Odds-on preferred Jouster and Luis Saez made a simple lead the majority of the method and seemed house complimentary till the Noble Objective filly turned her head in the stretch, possibly looking for business.

Whatever the scenarios, that was the opening Antonio Gallardo required on Domain Proficiency, the child of Kitty’s Pleasure out of the Limehouse mare Teroda. Domain Proficiency demolished the ground in lightning-quick style and stuck her nose in front at the wire, winning in 1:41.12 for the 1 1/16 miles.

The last time is a stakes record, improving Fifty 5’s 1:41.60 in 2017.

Domain Proficiency, who enhanced to 2-for-5, is owned by Klaravich Stables.

” She felt comfy all the method around,” Gallardo stated. “Truly, when I put her in the clear, she blew up. She blew up like an excellent filly. I was attempting my hardest and you’re not thinking of (whether he would capture Jouster), you’re thinking of riding your horse and attempting to capture her. That’s it.

” I asked Luis (Saez, on Jouster) ‘What do you believe?’ and he stated ‘I do not understand.’ It was so close. Thanks to the Chad Brown group and everyone.”

” Antonio offered her an excellent flight,” stated Whit Beckman, Brown’s assistant. “She’s been training fantastic in south Florida and we brought her here anticipating to win. You depend on your horse and jockey to understand where the wire is, and they timed things completely.”

A paradoxical twist to the Florida Oaks result: Todd Pletcher, the fitness instructor of Jouster, skilled Domain Proficiency’s broodmare sire Limehouse, who won the 2004 Tampa Bay Derby.


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