Consumer Spending, last seen in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), a race won by Pizza Bianca, turned the tables on her foe in Sunday’s $100,000 Memories of Silver S. at Aqueduct.
Consumer Spending and Pizza Bianca, hooked up at the top of the Aqueduct turf stretch and tussled most of the way, with Consumer Spending getting the best of her rival in the final sixteenth to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:43.59 for the 1 1/16-miles on the firm turf.
“This filly has really done well over the winter...Trainers will say it, but she really did do what you want to see from two to three, both physically and mentally, to the point I was almost surprised how much she improved," said her conditioner Chad Brown.
The 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready won last year’s Selima S. and was beaten less than two lengths in a crowded Breeders’ Cup. Her overall mark stands at 3-1-0 in five starts, with earnings of $240,000 for Klaravich Stables. The gray/roan filly sold for $200,000 out of the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Select Yearlings sale.
Bred by Forging Oaks Farm, Consumer Spending is the second foal out of Siempre Mia, whose dam Shaconage won a pair of graded stakes on the turf at Churchill Downs.
April has been a typical outstanding month for More Than Ready, with Jean Gros winning a Group 2 in Japan and Slipstream taking Keeneland’s Palisades S., and his 3-year-old colt Emmanual placing in the Blue Grass S. (G1).