Sassy Nature cruises to a win in the Melody of Colors (Coglianese)
Gulfstream Park Press Release
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.— C T R Stables LLC’s Sassy Nature lived up to her even-money favoritism Saturday at Gulfstream Park with a comfortable front-running victory in the $100,000 Melody of Colors.
The Jack Sisterson-trained daughter of Straight Fire went right to the front at the start of the five-furlong turf dash for 3-year-old fillies and was never threatened thereafter, scorning a dominant 2 ¼-length triumph under Julien Leparoux.
“She’s quick. You just have to let her do her thing. She’s fast; puts you into the race nicely and finishes up strong,” Leparoux said. “We thought we had the best filly in the race, why change anything? Just let her go and see what happens.”
Sassy Nature set fractions of 21.16 and 43.44 seconds for the first half mile before going on to complete five furlongs in 55.50. Just a Care, who chased the winner throughout the race, held second under Paco Lopez.
After making three starts on dirt in Southern California, Sassy Nature graduated March 1 at Gulfstream in her first start on turf after being saddled for the first time by Sisterson.