Cinco De Mayo Mio Breaks Maiden Impressively
Horse racing leaves us always guessing and full of apprehension. For a Thoroughbred racehorse owner, a horse's first race can be a promising glimpse into the future or a disappointing dose of reality. For Cinco De Mayo Mio, the future looks very bright.
Our three-year-old daughter of El Corredor was very impressive in breaking her maiden on Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs. Breaking from post 10, Cinco De Mayo Mio quickly rushed up and remained about a length off the leaders before assuming command at the half mile pole. There was no looking back. She was forced wide around the turn, but stayed well in command. She drew off to win by an easy 3 ¼ lengths.
Trainer Tom Albertrani said, "I knew we had a good filly on our hands and I was anxious to get her into the starting gate, so I ran her down here before shipping north. She was very impressive. She has such a long, flowing stride and is so professional. We will have fun with her this summer."
Cinco De Mayo Mio cooled out well after her debut win and will ship north to face winners for the first time. Look for her to run back at either Belmont or Monmouth in a few weeks time.