Someday Is Today – again – in My Sister Pearl
It took nearly until the end of her five-year-old season for Someday Is Today’s day to arrive. Now she has a couple of ‘em.
The five-year-old Carpe Diem mare seized the day in last month’s West Virginia Roger Ramey Breeders Classic Distaff, and she kept a tight hold of it in Saturday’s $75,000 My Sister Pearl Stakes for West Virginia-bred fillies and mares. Under pilot Arnaldo Bocachica, Someday Is Today burst away from her rivals to win by six lengths for her second stakes win, both at the distance of 1 ⅛ miles.
Trained by Anthony Farrior for Andrew Warren, Someday Is Today has won nine of 20 starts with purse earnings of $250,452.
Saturday night, In her first three-turn try, Moonlit Shadow set the early tempo, getting a half-mile in 48.20 seconds and three quarters in 1:14.30, much of that time hounded by longshot Reveirs Minute, who gave way after about five furlongs and finished last. Someday Is Today, meanwhile, was never far back, and after being right up on Moonlit Shadow in the earliest stages was content to sit third, a couple of lengths away from the lead pair.
Someday Is Today went on the attack nearing the final turn, and rounding the turn, Moonlit Shadow at the rail, Someday Is Today between, and three-year-old Jubaslilballerina, the WVBC Department of Tourism winner, made a three-wide vanguard. With No Denying Denis just a couple lengths back in fourth, it appeared to be a wide-open contest.
But inside the eighth pole, as others faltered, Someday Is Today drew away to win decisively in 1:55.57 for nine furlongs on a fast main track. Lucky Blonde, second in the Department of Tourism, rallied for second, a head in front of No Denying Denis, who nosed out Jubaslilballerina for third. Moonlit Shadow tired to fifth, three-quarters of a length behind that rival.
A lukewarm 2-1 favorite, Someday Is Today paid $6.00 to win and topped an exacta that returned $13.10 for a one-dollar wager.
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