Amy C Runs Down Her Well Fancied Stablemate Connie Swingle To Take $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes
IDLE SINCE JULY, ENGLISH-BRED AMY C RUNS DOWN HER WELL FANCIED STABLEMATE CONNIE SWINGLE TO TAKE $100,000 SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS AS RISPOLI & D’AMATO HAVE BANNER DAY
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2022)—Idle since July 23, Phil D’Amato’s English-bred Amy C came back running on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she ran down her heavily favored stablemate Connie Swingle to win the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes by 1 ½ lengths. With Umberto Rispoli getting his third stakes win on the day and his second in combination with D’Amato, Amy C got about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.36.
Breaking from the far outside in a field of 10 fillies and mares three and up, Aqua Seaform Shame sped to the lead with Connie Swingle a close second. “Connie” drew even at the dirt crossing and those two went head and head inside the sixteenth pole whereupon Amy C swept by them both.
A well beaten eighth going one mile on turf in the restricted Osunitas Stakes at Del Mar July 23, Amy C, who was an impressive 1 ½ length allowance winner in her only previous hillside try, was off at 7-2 and paid $9.40, $3.40 and $2.60
A 4-year-old filly owned by Madaket Stables, LLC, Michael Dubb and Robert LaPenta, Amy C bagged $60,000, increasing her earnings to $188,385 while running her overall mark to 9-4-1-0.
For D’Amato, it marked his second stakes win on the day, as Going Global took the Grade II Goldikova six races prior.
California-bred Connie Swingle, a 3-year-old filly unbeaten in three hillside starts, was second best on the day, finishing a nose in front of longshot Lady Jae. Ridden by Kyle Frey, Connie Swingle was off at 4-5 and paid $2.20 and $2.10.
Off at 49-1 with Hector Berrios, Lady Jae paid $9.40 to show.
Fractions on the race were 21.78, 43.79 and 1:06.36.