ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2012) – Longshot Bella Viaggia ran her win streak to three with an impressive turf debut in Saturday’s second division of the $100,000 John Deere Distaff for fillies and mares at Santa Anita.
Bella Viaggia is by Good Journey, out of the American Chance mare Miss Del Mar, was bred by Leatherman Racing, is owned by SLO Racing Stable, trained by Mike Puype and was ridden by Joe Talamo.
“The rail opened up good and we just shot on through,” said Talamo.
She has three wins in four starts, earnings of $155,000 and was coming off a win in an Aug. 31 optional claimer.
“She has a great future,” said Puype. “When horses want to win like that, and they come out running, those are seasoned horses. She showed a big race today to be like that.”
Bella Viaggia ran the about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.02 and won by 1 ½ lengths at odds of 9-1. Missdealornodeal was second and Cayanna third in the field of nine.
For Bella Viaggia’s pedigree, click http://www.pedigreequery.com/bella+viaggia.