Audible got his second stakes winner from his first crop on Sunday afternoon at Aqueduct when My Mane Squeeze drew off in the final furlong of the $100,000 Maid of the Mist to register a three-length win in the race for 2-year-old fillies.
Coupled with Moonlight’s solid second-place finish in Sunday’s Street Sense S. (G3) at Churchill Downs, Audible now has six stakes horses and over $1.1 million in progeny earnings to date, ranking in the top 10 in both categories on the First-Crop sire list.
My Mane Squeeze, who placed in the Joseph A Gimma S. a month ago over this same surface, got a good stalking trip in Sunday’s one-mile affair contested over a fast, but sealed, racetrack. Cara’s Time set a moderate pace and had a 1 ½-length lead over My Mane Squeeze coming into the stretch. The latter had the momentum, however, and wore down the pacesetter to get the win in 1:38.73.
“I’m three generations in with this horse,” said winning breeder/owner William Butler. “Mama Theresa [second dam] is my linchpin here, and In Spite of Mama [first dam] has given me nothing but runners.”
In Spite of Mama has four winners from as many starters, including four-time stakes winner Rotknee, who won the Hudson S. on Sunday’s card.