Congratulations are in order to Adena Springs Stables, Chad Brown the trainer and Jeffrey Sanchez the jockey, on winning today at Gulfstream Park. This brings Awesome Feather’s undefeated streak to nine over the course of her short career.
The victory was truly impressive as she went into the lead mid-race and won by six lengths over Delightful Mary, who ran 2nd after putting on a tremendous late charge.
Our previous commentary on this horse October 5, 2011, Awesome Feather Wins Comeback at Belmont, provides a description of her progress after she was sidelined by a “bowed tendon”, subsequent to her 7th victory.
After her 7th race she was treated extensively with the BioFlex Laser Therapy System and has made a complete recovery from her injury, as indicated by her victory in the Gazelle on November 26, 2011 and confirmed by today’s spectacular win.
F Kahn, MD
‘Feather’ blows ‘em away
Awesome Feather lived up to her first name, putting on a dazzling show in Gulfstream’s Sunshine Millions card Saturday.
The 2-year-old champion of 2010 galloped to an almost six-length win in the $300,000 Distaff to remain undefeated in her nine-race career.
Awesome Feather won the mile and eighth stakes as if she was just toying with a well credentialed field. She stalked Tiz the Argument, who had won her past three starts by more than 15 lengths, to the far turn. Jeffrey Sanchez gave Awesome Feather her cue and she accelerated effortlessly past the early leader.
Delightful Mary, going for her third straight, charged up to challenge but Sanchez let out another notch and it was over. Awesome Feather, the 4-to-5 favorite, increased her margin with every stride, crossing under the wire in 1:49.17. Delightful Mary held second over late-running Sweet Repent.
“She just exploded like she always does,” Sanchez said. “She’s the best horse I’ve ever ridden. She’s the best filly in the world.”
Awesome Feather missed most of 2011 with a tendon injury. Trainer Chad Brown said as good as she is there might be more to come. “She’s a remarkable horse. I don’t know that we’ve seen all her gears. I really have never pressed the gas pedal. I’m afraid to.”
Awesome Feather remains undefeated in nine starts with earnings of almost $1.7 million.