SHOW IT N MOE IT ROLLS TO 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN THURSDAY’S $67,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; RIDDEN BY BEJARANO & TRAINED BY SHERLOCK, LOVINGIER HOMEBRED GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:17.17
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2019)–Winless in her last seven starts, Terry Lovingier’s homebred Show It N Moe It got back on her game in a big way on Thursday, as powered to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in Santa Anita’s $67,000 allowance feature. Trained by Gary Sherlock and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the 4-year-old daughter of Grace Upon Grace got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.17.
Breaking from post five in a field of six California-bred or sired older fillies and mares, Show It N Moe It was a joint second, about a head off favored S Y Sky three furlongs out. Three-deep straightening for home, Show It N Moe It lengthened her stride and gradually gained the advantage a sixteenth out and won in hand.
A well beaten fifth in a Cal-bred stakes going seven furlongs at Del Mar Nov. 11, Show It N Moe It was off as the 2-1 second choice and paid $6.00, $2.40 and $2.20.
“She needed to win a race,” said Sherlock. “The time off did her good and she was training great, and she ran like it.”
With Lovingier owning both the dam and sire, Show It N Moe is owned in partnership with Tom London and Eugene Zondlo.
With the winner’s share of $40,200, Show It N Moe It hiked her bankroll to $375,604 while improving her overall mark to 18-5-4-4.
“You wish you could raise them all like her,” said Lovingier, a major California breeder who owns Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, located in San Diego County. “I thought she ran a good race last time. She got behind and made a run…Her dam is in foal to Grace Upon Grace, so we’ve got a full sibling coming.
“I usually breed 10 or 15 mares to this stud every year. He doesn’t get much notice, but he’s done well.”
Off at 3-5 with Joe Talamo up, S Y Sky led by a head a quarter mile out, but was second best on the day and paid $2.20 and $2.10 while finishing 2 ½ lengths in front of longshot Coco Kisses.
The biggest price in the field, “Coco” was off at 25-1 and paid $4.60 to show.
Fractions on the race were 22.48, 45.52 and 1:10.47.