Idiomatic Stellar in Latonia

March 25, 2023

Idiomatic notches first-career stakes win in $250,000 Latonia Stakes (Jenny Doyle/Past The Wire)

Turfway Park Press Release

FLORENCE, Ky.— Juddmonte’s 4-year-old filly Idiomatic held off a late charge of Kate’s Kingdom to notch her first-career stakes victory in Saturday’s $245,000 Latonia Stakes at Turfway Park. 

Jockey Chris Landeros was aboard the Brad Cox-trained Idiomatic in the Latonia Stakes and the duo completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.50. 

Idiomatic sat in second in the opening stages of the Latonia Stakes, 1 1⁄2-lengths behind leader Grand Ave Girl. Into the first turn, Grand Ave Girl skittered an opening-quarter mile in :23.39. Landeros continued to rate Idiomatic up the backside, about one- length behind Grand Ave Girl’s half-mile clocking of :47.63. Around the far turn, Idiomatic overtook a tiring Grand Ave Girl and was able to hold off the late charge of Kate’s Kingdom for a two-length victory. 

It was another three-lengths back to Bellamore who finished ahead of Il Malocchio, Purrfect, Bali Belle, Grand Ave Girl and Candy Raid. 

Idiomatic returned $2 mutuels of $7.06, $4.04 and $3.26. Kate’s Kingdom, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. paid $4.40 and $2.82 while Bellamore returned $3.90. 

“She’s a big filly and covers a lot of ground with her stride,” Landeros said. “She was very comfortable, and I think could run all day. She’s won at a mile-and-a-quarter and one-mile at this meet. It shows how versatile she is.” 

Idiomatic improved her overall record to 6-4-0-2 with purse earnings of $297,970. 

Idiomatic is a 4-year-old filly by Curlin out of the First Defence mare Lockdown. She was bred in Kentucky by her owner. 

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