SIXTY SAILS HANDICAP | PURSE: $200,000 | 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP | GRADE 3 | 1 1/8 MILES
Glencrest Farm LLC's Disposablepleasure went off as the 6-5 favorite and did not disappoint in Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Sixty Sails Handicap at Hawthorne while paying $4.40, $2.60 and $2.20 to her backers.
The Todd Pletcher pupil sat three wide in third through the three-quarter pole, staying within a couple lengths of pacesetter Devious Intent, who posted fractions of :23 4/5, :48 2/5 and 1:13 2/5.
Disposablepleasure asserted herself nearing the upper stretch to gain control of the lead. The four-year-old filly took off in the stretch with firm left-handed encouragement from rider Javier Castellano to drive clear for a 3 1/2-length win. The gray miss stopped the clock in 1:50 for the 1 1/8-mile contest over the fast main track.
Brushed by a Star was no match for the winner and had to settle for second. Little Ms Protocol was six lengths behind the runner-up for third. Devious Intent, Royal Lahaina and Maude S rounded out the order of finish.
Disposablepleasure nabbed $120,000 for the second stakes win of her career to boost her bankroll to $515,460 from a 13-4-3-1 line. Her only other stakes score came all the way back in November 2011 when she won the Demoiselle by a nose to close out her two-year-old campaign. Last year she placed in the Fair Ground Oaks, Black Eye Susan and Mother Goose.
The daughter of Giacamo finished a disappointing last in the 10-horse Spinster field at Keeneland in her three-year-old finale. She was entering this race off an optional claiming victory at Gulfstream Park on March 17.
Bred by Doug Branham in Kentucky, Disposablepleasure was sold for $45,000 as a yearling at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July. She is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed stakes victress Romantic Hideaway. Their dam, the With Approval mare My Canada, is herself a full sister to Grade 3-placed stakes scorer Patriot Love, and a half-sister to Grade 3 hero and Grade 1-placed Riley Tucker. Her third dam, Devinette, produced Grade 2 winner Hey Hazel.