CINNABUNNY MAKES MONEY, WINNING $50,000 FLASHY LADY STAKES, ADDING MORE BLACK TYPE DOLLARS TO TRAINER BRAD COX’S RESUME
Cinnabunny made all the money in the $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes on Sunday night and was one of three stakes winners for the barn of trainer Brad Cox on the night.
Cox also won the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby with Warrant and the $51,500 E.L. Gaylord Stakes with Sea Level. All three wins came with the nation’s No. 1 jockey Joel Rosario in the saddle. Rosario sits atop the national jockey standings in horses’ money earned with $23,265,077 this year.
It was the first stakes win for Cinnabunny, a 4-year-old filly by Golden Lad, out of the Congrats mare English Mum. She has now won 6-of-12 starts lifetime, but this was the only one with black type. The filly has been close, even in graded stakes events, but couldn’t push through. Back in December of last year, she raced in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., and finished third, beaten only three-quarters of a length. She also had the lead in the stretch of the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes in her next race at Gulfstream before fading to fourth. On Sunday, she would not be denied. Rosario made sure of that.
He let Cinnabunny settle in fifth for most of the first half of the race, then moving up to fourth as the 3-2 second favorite according to the betting public. By the time she reached the stretch, she had swooped past everyone and cruised home a 3-3/4 lengths winner. Along the way in the stretch, she passed 3-5 wagering favorite Casual, who was second, another 3-1/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher Lastchanceforlove (19-1).
Rounding out the order of finish in the Flashy Lady was Canadian Ginger (4th), Cherished (5th) and Sweet Mary M.
Cinnabunny is owned by Madaket Stables (Solomon Kumin), Michael Dubb, Michael Anspach and Michael Caruso of New York City. She was bred in Pennsylvania by Shooting Star Stable. She pocketed $30,000 in first-place money from the purse. Her record now is 12 starts, six wins, one second and three thirds for a lifetime bankroll of $216,960.
Cinnabunny crossed the finish for 6 furlongs in 1:10.69 on the fast track. She made her driving move into fractions of :22.08 for the first quarter-mile, :45.49 for the half-mile, and had taken over when she hit the five-eighths mark in :58.03 seconds.
Cinnabunny paid $5 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show.
It was the first win in this stakes race for all connections.
Racing continues next week with a Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2 schedule. First post time is 7:07 p.m. nightly.
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