Better Be Grayteful ran on very strongly down the home stretch, taking up the lead and draw away for an easy success in The Shuvee Handicap by three lengths.
The Shuvee Handicap – Grade III
Purse $200.000 For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward.
Better Be Grayteful ran on from mid pack, taking up the lead in the final furlong, drawing away to win by three lengths from Conduit Boulevard with Chieri three quarters of a length back in third.
Time: :473 1:111 1:353 1:48
$2 Mutuel Prices:
|1 – Better Be Grayteful||5.70||3.40||2.90|
|4 – Conduit Boulevard||5.70||4.50|
|3 – Chieri||6.70|
$1 Exacta: 1 – 4 Paid 14.00
$1 Trifecta: 1 – 4 – 3 Paid 1,377.10
Winner. Better Be Grayteful
Owner Team 7 Illusions. Jockey: Maragh R
Started in third place, two lengths off the pace, ran on strongly darwing away from the field to win by three lengths.
2nd. Conduit Boulevard
Owner Mb Stables. Jockey: Carmouche K
Led the field from the off, going a length clear of the field, challenged and passed in the final furlong holding on to finish second.
Owner D J C Racing Stables.Jockey: Saez L
Started in second, eased back to race in third, two lengths off the pace, stayed on to finish third, beaten by four lengths.
4th. True Adversity
Owner Mb Stables.Jockey: Franco M
Never got into the race, always in the final two runners, finishing fourth, beaten by four lengths.
5th. Gran Poo Baa
Owner Canadian Racing. Jockey: Castellano J J
Never in the race, starting in last place, racing five lengths off the pace, did improve to race in fourth, passed in the final furlong to finish last of the five runners, beaten by five lengths.
Congratulations to Team 7 Illusions.