ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2012) – Favored Tilde prevailed in a stretch-long duel with longshot Doinghardtimeagain to run her win streak to three in Saturday’s $250,000 Keith E. Card Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita, part of the Golden State Series.
Tilde is by Swiss Yodeler, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Self Taught, was bred by Revocable Trust of Mike Harrington and Patricia Harrington, is owned by Mike Harrington Trustee, trained by Mike Harrington and was ridden by Rafael Bejarano.
“This new Cal-bred deal is fantastic,” said Mike Harrington. “I don’t think the purses are as big, but there are two more races for her – stakes, and you’d have tpo think that off this race, if she stays sound, she’ll be tough in both of them.”
Bejarano was impressed with the winner.
“As soon as I came to the stretch I let her go and she came running,” said Bejarano. “She was flying in the end. This is a good filly. She’s getting better. This was her first time at a distance and I had so much horse in the end.”
Tilde has four wins in five starts, earnings of $332,560 and was coming off consecutive wins in the CTBA and Generous Portion stakes.
“I was concerned about the distance, but I thought her heart would carry her through and it did,” said Mike Harrington. “She’s a really, really game filly, but she showed that to me at Del Mar, which is really interesting. The first time I ran her down there, I thought I did a really, really poor job of preparing her – and she won. I wasn’t real excited about the job I did coming into this race and she still won. It just goes to show you good horses will overcome their trainers.”
Tilde ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.56 and won by one-half length at odds of 2-1. Doinghardtimeagain was second and Cotton’s Point third in the field of 10.
For Tilde’s pedigree, click http://www.pedigreequery.com/tilde4.