Dontmesswithjoanne wins thriller on Churchill Downs turf

Posted to: Dontmesswithjoanne Sunday, September 24, 2017
Dontmesswithjoanne wins thriller on Churchill Downs turf
Dontmesswithjoanne closed with a flourish in the final quarter-mile to snag victory by a nose in a Churchill Downs turf allowance race on Sept. 24. The 3-year-old filly has now finished first or second in four of six starts and earned $80,495.

The out come of Sunday's 1 1/16-contest had to go to the placing judges after Dontmesswithjoanne and La Sola Ranger both made late bids to hit the finish on nearly even terms. The eventual winner was near the back of the 11-horse field until about three furlongs to run, when Florent Geroux took her several paths off the fence for her stirring stretch drive (VIDEO).

The final time was 1:43.87 on the firm turf.

A daughter of Zayat's champion sire Pioneerof the Nile, out of Cinnamon Kisses, Dontmesswithjoanne is trained by Brad Cox.