Fitz Just Right romps in debut
Friday night is party night, at least this week, as Fitz Just Right dominated a MSW field in her debut at the Meadowlands. Breaking from post two, Fitz Just Right took a few strides to get her gigantic frame in gear. However, once she did the race was over. Jockey Alan Garcia let he roll to the front as she cruised through a quarter-mile in 22 flat. She rumbled to a length advantage through a half-mile in 45.3 and then powered away under light urging through the stretch to win by nearly three-lengths.
Kiaran's assistant Artie Magnusson said, "It doesn't get much nicer than that. She's a huge filly. She was a little fractious in the paddock, but she was all business on the track. She takes a little while to get in gear with those big bones of hers, but when she does she really rolls. I don't think this is her optimal distance, but she was just too good for these. Alan Garcia never really had to get after her at all. This is exactly the kind of race we hoped for."
Fitz Just Right is a two-year-old daughter of Seattle Fitz. Seattle Fitz was a multiple graded stakes winner for West Point Thoroughbreds. This is his first crop of two-year-olds. Fitz Just Right represents Seattle Fitz's third different two-year-old winner of 2008.