CLASSY SELCOURT ROCKETS TO 7 ½ LENGTH WIN IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN STAKES UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY SADLER, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN A SIZZLING 1:15.88

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2018)–Lightly raced but always promising, Selcourt rocketed from the gate under Tyler Baze and held her advantage throughout, taking Sunday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes by 7 ½ lengths.  Trained by John Sadler, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Tiz Wonderful got 6 ½ furlongs in a fast 1:15.88.

Idle since third in an ungraded stakes going seven furlongs here on May 14, Selcourt, who had been favored in her three previous starts, was off as the 3-1 second choice in a field of eight older fillies and mares and paid $8.40, $5.40 and $4.00.

Bred  by Keith Abrahams and owned by Abrahams, Medallion Racing or Lazaruk, Selcourt now has two wins from her four starts and with the winner’s check of $46,440, she increased her earnings to $103,920.

Fourth with a quarter mile to run, Cuddle Alert kept to her task wide-out and was second by 1 ¼ lengths.  Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Cuddle Alert was off at 9-1 and paid $8.40 and $4.60.

Forwardly placed throughout, Nick Alexander’s homebred Cuyathy was third best, finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of 7-5 favorite Princess Karen, who had no apparent excuses.

Off at 10-1 with Austin Solis, Cuyathy paid $6.20 to show.

Fractions on the race were 21.77, 44.28 and 1:09.30.