It's Tricky wins feature at Saratoga
Saturday, July 23, 2011
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- It's Tricky wore down favored Plum Pretty after a head-to-head battle down the stretch to win the $250,000 Coaching Club American Oaks by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Eddie Castro rode It's Tricky, who engaged the front-running Kentucky Oaks winner with three furlongs to run and prevailed only in the final strides of 1 1-8 miles run in 1:49.15. Royal Delta was third of five 3-year-old fillies.
The victory was the fourth from five starts for the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained It's Tricky and second in Grade 1 company. She paid $10.60, $4.40 and $3.10. Plum Pretty paid $3.40 and $2.50. Royal Delta paid $2.50 to show.
It's Tricky earned $150,000 for her owner, Godolphin Stable.