Constitution's stellar 3-year-old turf filly Laura's Light got a great trip under Abel Cedillo to win the $100,000 Honeymoon S. (G3) by a neck over Stela Star (IRE) Saturday at Santa Anita Park.
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Winner of the Sweet Life S. (G3) over the same turf course in February, Laura's Light has won four of her six starts and earned $214,370 for her owner Gary Barber.
After breaking on top in the 1 1/8-mile contest, Laura's Light ceded the lead to Parkour, who opened up by more than 10 lengths after a half-mile in :46.98. On the final turn, Parkour began to slow, and Laura's Light quickly assumed command, then out-ran Stela Star to win by a neck in 1:49.02 on the firm turf.
“She's a gutty little filly and I can't say enough about the ride Abel gave her,” said trainer Peter Miller. “It was a world class ride. Great judge of pace and knowing when to push the button, that was Abel today. We've got a lot of options with her. Del Mar's all about turf racing for 3-year-olds and we're looking forward to it.”
Bred in Kentucky by Golden Pedigree LLC, Laura's Light is out of stakes-placed Light of a Star and is a half-sister to the stakes winner Barry Lee.
Constitution is the leading Second-Crop sire of 2020, with more than $1.7 million in progeny earnings to date. Among his leading runners are Tiz the Law, winner of the Florida Derby (G1) and a leading Triple Crown candidate, Independence Hall, winner of the Jerome S. (G3), and Gouverneur Morris, who was third in the Arkansas Derby (G1).