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Roses for Debra A lot the Greatest in Caress Stakes


Roses for Debra  got here dwelling confidently together with her first graded victory within the $194,000 Caress Stakes (G3T) July 22 at Saratoga Race Course under hot-riding Irad Ortiz Jr.

The daughter of Liam’s Map was settled in second below Ortiz simply off the blistering tempo by grade 2 winner Bubble Rock  as that rival hit the stretch of the 5 1/2-furlong Caress after four furlongs on firm turf in :45.29. But she could not repel the winner, who took command in midstretch and climbed ahead quickly by 2 1/4 lengths with a final time of 1:02.39.

Roses for Debra, gr/ro, 4/f

Liam’s Map — Essential Rose, by Bernardini

Owner: O’Meara, John

Breeder: Blackstone Farm LLC (PA)

Trainer: Christophe Clement

Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.

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Equibase at time of entry.

Pedigree Notes

Liam’s Map stands at Lane’s End for $40,000 (2023).

Sale History

KEESEP2020 • $25,000 • Consignor: Dromoland Farm, agent • Buyer: Chris Drakos.

KEEJAN2020 • $120,000 • Consignor: South Point Sales Agency, agent • Buyer: Albert Racing.

.@iradortiz will get win quantity 4️⃣on the cardboard with ROSES FOR DEBRA, the daughter of Liam’s Map at @LanesEndFarmsfor @clementstable within the Caress Stakes (G3)! #Saratoga pic.twitter.com/2nQ3x03Qnp

— NYRA (🎪) (@TheNYRA) July 22, 2023

Wakanaka , who launched a daring rally on the flip earlier than flattening out considerably, settled for second, a neck forward of Bubble Rock in third.

Roses for Debra ($5.50) improved her file to 6-1-0 from eight begins and elevated her earnings to $323,930 for proprietor John O’Meara. The Caress was the filly’s third straight win together with her earlier begins each profitable runs in allowance firm at Pimlico Race Course and Belmont Park for Christophe Clement, who began training her this year.

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“Roses for Debra has a spectacular turn-of-foot and when you have that kind of turn-of-foot in the straight, it’s very dangerous,” Clement said.

She was bred in Pennsylvania by Blackstone Farm out of the Bernardini mare Essential Rose , who has four winners from four foals to race including stakes winner Rose’s Vision , and stakes-placed 3-year-old daughter of Justify named Rosie’s Alibi .

Video: Caress S. (G3T)


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