More Than Ready’s Bubble Rock defeated previously unbeaten Marissa’s Lady by 2 ½-lengths in the Cincinnati Trophy S. Saturday evening at Turfway Park, pulling clear in the final furlong for the 3-year-old filly’s second career stakes win.
After being defeated by Marissa’s Lady in the 6 ½-furlong Valdale S. over the same track, Bubble Rock got the best of her foe in Saturday’s one-mile affair. Marissa’s Lady set the early pace, getting the half-mile in :47.42, with Bubble Rock just a length back. Bubble Rock closed the gap on the turn and was head-to-head at the top of the stretch. After a brief battle, Bubble Rock took over the lead and drew off for the win.
Winner of last year’s Matron S. (G3) at Belmont Park, Bubble Rock is 3-2-0 in six starts, with earnings of $252,480 for owner/breeder Shortleaf Stable. Bubble Rock’s dam Reef Point is a half-sister to Korean champion Blue Chipper, by Tiznow.
More Than Ready international influence in the first two months of 2022 includes stakes winners in Australia and Japan, as well as four stakes horses here in the U. S. More Than Ready is standing the 2022 season for $50,000 S&N.