Winner of a Listed race in Italy last year, RESPONSIBLEFORLOVE had been placed twice in Stakes races in the USA since her arrival.
Yesterday at Del Mar, under a great ride from smokin Joe Talamo, and perfectly conditioned by Neil Drysdale, she produced a great turn of foot to win by a head in a thrilling finish.
Coming into the straight on the 2nd circuit she looked to have no chance, but Talamo managed to squeeze her through a small gap and then the filly found her stride and powered through the field to snatch the win
It was a great result and I was very pleased for all the connections, especially Team Valor and Gaynor Rupert who have kept faith with this filly since I bought her for them in Italy.
It will be interesting to see where she goes next. A graded Stakes race over 11 or 12 furlongs should be within her grasp.