Speightstown's Sharing made a triumphant return to the races in Saturday's $100,000 Tepin S. at Churchill Downs, her first start since taking the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) last November.
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Sharing got away well in the field of 13 3-year-old fillies going one mile, tracking in fourth through the first half-mile in :48.39. Given her cue by jockey Manny Franco just before entering the stretch, she came four-wide to surge to the front at the furlong marker, and hitting the wire a half-length in front of Abscond.
“It’s great seeing her back to her form from last year,” Franco said. “She’s very classy but it makes your job easier when you have nice horses underneath you.”
The victory was worth $57,040 and increased Sharing’s earnings to $787,340 with a record of 4-1-0 in five starts for Aron Wellman’s Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Antony Beck’s Gainesway Stable.
Bred in Maryland by Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Farm, Sharing is out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Shared Account, who won the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GI) at Churchill Downs.
Speightstown's runners have excelled this year despite limited racing opportunities. The brilliant colt Charlatan won the Arkansas Derby (G1), while the 5-year-old mare Mozu Superflare became his latest Grade One winner in Japan, and Flagstaff took the Grade 2 San Carlos S. at Santa Anita.