Encore Saritta Wins!
She sure is speedy. Encore Saritta used her speed as a weapon on Tuesday night at Presque Isle when she lead from gate to wire through fractions of 22.08 and 45.38. The final time for the five furlong contest was 58.73. She broke a bit inward at the start, but quickly rebounded and was uncontested through the entire race. Willie Martinez urged her home in the final furlong, but Encore Saritta comfortably held off one challenger by 1 1/2 lengths.
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Dallas Stewart said, "This filly is fast. I think these five furlong sprint races are her game. I thought maybe that one horse that came running late had a shot, but she was the best tonight"
Willie Martinez said, "My filly broke to the side, but quickly started running. I just held on because I knew I was the speed of the race. She tried very hard."
Encore Saritta came out of the race in good shape. She has returned to Kentucky and will be back in action in a few weeks.