Bank Sting possibly pointed to G3 Distaff in April

March 12, 2022

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Hidden Brook Farm, Joseph G. McMahon and Anne McMahon’s Bank Sting, a game winner of Sunday’s Heavenly Prize Invitational, could make her next start in the seven-furlong Grade 3, $150,000 Distaff Handicap on April 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Trained by John Terranova, Bank Sting registered a career-best 91 Beyer Speed Figure from the one-turn mile Heavenly Prize, which was her third consecutive victory and first against open company. Piloted by Dylan Davis, who is 3-for-3 aboard Bank Sting, she fended off a late challenge from stakes-winner Battle Bling to win by a neck. 

“She came out of her race in good order,” said Joe McMahon. “We don’t have any definitive plans yet, but I would say the Distaff would likely be where we go.”

Bred in the Empire State by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, the daughter of 2021 leading New York stallion Central Banker entered the Heavenly Prize off two stakes triumphs at seven furlongs at the Big A. 

Bank Sting romped to an 8 1/4-length victory in the NYSSS Staten Island on December 5, and followed with a narrow neck score in the La Verdad on January 2. 

McMahon said the ultra-consistent Bank Sting, who has won 7-of-9 starts, is in good order.

“She was tearing the barn apart the other day,” McMahon said. “She went to the track Friday morning and everything went well.” 

A four-time stakes winner, Bank Sting is out of the Precise End mare Bee in a Bonnet and has amassed $475,050 in earnings.

NYRA Press Office
Photo: Bank Sting piloted by Dylan Davis beats Battle Bling with Trevor McCarthy up to the wire by a neck in the Heavenly Prize Invitational at Aqueduct March 6, 2022. (Susie Raisher)

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