Victim of Love earned her first graded stakes win in the Vagrancy H. (G3) at Belmont Park, forging her way through a driving rainstorm to defeat Come Dancing by 1 3/4-lengths.
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The 4-year-old filly was a two-time listed winner before Saturday's score. She is Speightstown's 55th lifetime graded winner and one of his five graded winners in 2020 alone. With more than $5.1 million in progeny earnings this year, Speightstown is ranked fourth on the General Sire list.
Victim of Love was off a beat slow in the 6 1/2-furlong Vagrancy, but quickly recovered to press Jakarta through a half-mile in :45.49. She took the lead for good just outside the quarter-pole and was very strong through the stretch to stop the clock in 1:16.27.
“She broke a little bit behind, but with a tap on the shoulder, she jumped right there on the bridle,” said winning rider Jose Lezcano. “When I asked her, she really took off. My filly kept going the whole way around and never stopped. She gave me everything she had."
Victim of Love has a record of 5-2-2 from 15 outings, with earnings of $279,829. She is owned by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and was bred in Kentucky by Daniel Burke.
Pedigree notes from the TDN:
Victim of Love's dam Spacy Tracy, a Grade II winner at Aqueduct, is also responsible for GSW Benner Island (Speightstown) and MSW & MGSP High North (Midnight Lute). This is also the family of champion Eliza; Grade I-winning sire Dialed In; and Australian Group 1 winner Foxplay (Aus).