MUCHO AMOR TOPS NOMS TO $50,000 KENT STAKES
AUBURN, Wash. (June 2, 2019) – Ten Broeck Farm’s Mucho Amor, dominant winner of the Seattle Stakes last month, tops nominations to the $50,000 Kent Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday, June 9.
At 6 ½ furlongs, the Kent is the final sprint stakes for sophomore fillies, a four-race series that also features the $50,000 Irish Day Stakes at one mile on July 14, and $50,000 Washington Oaks at 1 1/8 miles on August 11.
Based on her local debut May 12, Mucho Amor figures to be a strong favorite in the Kent. Sweeping to the lead on the turn, Mucho Amor drew off for a six-length victory in the Seattle Stakes, running six furlongs in 1:09.76 and earning an 83 Beyer. A daughter of 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, Mucho Amor is 3-0-0 in five starts with earnings of $92,590. She’s also three for four in sprints, the only defeat a fourth in the Grade 2 Adirondack at Saratoga last August.
Alittlelesstalk, Killarney Lass and Northwest Factor, second, third and fourth in the Seattle, all return for another crack at Mucho Amor. Alittlelesstalk has been sharp in 2019, already compiling a win and two seconds at the meet including her runner-up finish in the Seattle. Killarney Lass also has enjoyed a productive 2019, recording two wins and two thirds in four starts with earnings of $40,971. Northwest Factor was the track’s champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, winning two stakes including a 24 to 1 upset over the boys in the Gottstein Futurity.
Owner Tim Bankers and trainer Manny Ortiz nominated the productive tandem of Senoradiablo and Twirling Devon, who are a combined 7-6-3 in 20 starts with earnings of $148,645.
$50,000 Kent Stakes, Sunday, June 9
3-Year-Old Fillies, 6 ½ Furlongs
Horse. . . . . . . . Owner. . . . . . . .Trainer
Alittlelesstalk (3WA) Warlock, Dougan & Ya Killing Me LLC Roddina Barrett
Forty Six Carats (3KY) Rondeau Enterprises & M Dedomenico Mike Puhich
Killarney Lass (3KY) Sargent Stables Frank Lucarelli
Lulu’s Lightening (3WA) How We Roll #6 Steve Bullock
Mucho Amor (3KY) Ten Broeck Farm Blaine Wright
Northwest Factor (3KY) How We Roll #4 Steve Bullock
Senoradiablo (3KY) Tim Bankers Manny Ortiz
Suddenly Awesome (3WA) Poseidon Partners Kay Cooper
Twirling Devon (3FL) Tim Bankers Manny Ortiz