Perfect Step ups win streak to four in Hard Worker S.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Perfect Step drew off to a 1 ¾-length victory in Friday’s $75,000 Hard Worker S. at Gulfstream Park, capturing her fourth consecutive win and first career stakes score for the daughter of Congrats.

Congrats has had a stellar 2015 with his overall winners ranking him in the top 10 and over $4.7 million in earnings in the top 20 on the General Sire list. 

Perfect Step, 6, got an excellent trip in the five furlong Hard Worker, sitting just off the pace before exploding in the stretch to win going away in :56.08 for the five furlongs.

“The race played out exactly like it was supposed to on paper,” winning trainer Peter Walder said. “The two speeds went at it, and we picked up the pieces.”

“I have to give (owner Matt) Newman credit for picking her out,” Walder continued. “I did my homework and pulled the sheets, watched videos, looked at her when she came over, and she just seemed like a consistent sort. She was well worth the money. We stretched her out last time, because she came from off the pace (in her previous starts. She’s just a very versatile horse who seems to obviously be getting very good right now and loves this turf course.”

Perfect Step is now 9-5-3 in 26 starts and has earned $262,380. Bred in Illinois by Carson Springs Farm, Ken Meeker and Phillip Cooper, Perfect Step’s dam Romance Dance, a sister to a pair of multiple stakes winners, is also the dam of stakes winner Four Left Feet.
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