From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Richard L. Golden’s Who’s In Town tipped off the rail, steered out five wide into the stretch and took command of the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes for 3 year old fillies at Laurel Park.
Michael Matz trains the Speightstown filly, who won an allowance prep at Laurel on September 29. Shayjolie finished second, three-quarters of a length behind the winner. True Romance took third.
“We have been very pleased with all of her previous races,” Matz said. “If you look at any of her races you can see that she always tries very hard. Even when other horses are right at her head she continues on.”
Alex Cintron was scheduled to ride the winner but suffered multiple facial fractures, including a broken jaw, in a spill at Laurel Friday afternoon. Julian Pimentel picked up the mount.
“In the paddock, Mr. Matz told me that this is most lovely filly in the barn. She is a treasure to be around and I would enjoy riding her,” Pimentel said. “She was great in the post parade and we got a very good break. I could have gone to the front but she seemed like she would relax. I took her back and when the horses on the lead started to weaken, I angled her to the outside, asked her to pick it up and she quickly went to the lead. I had some horse left and couldn’t have asked for a better trip.”
Who’s In Town covered the 7-furlongs in 1:23.68 and paid $11.40. She now has eight in the money finishes in 11 career starts with earnings of $210,897.