BY GULFSTREAM PARK PRESS OFFICE
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL—Helen Alexander’s homebred 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief raced three-wide while stalking pacesetting longshot Far and Few on the backstretch but reeled in the 78-1 outsider inside the final sixteenth of the six-furlong maiden special weight test for 3-year-old fillies to win by a length-and-a-half under Junior Alvarado.
“The filly’s been working very nicely. She’s an aggressive type, but she really hasn’t made any mistakes,” Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said. “She’s put in some useful works and she’s very athletic.”
Roswell, who ran six furlongs in 1:10.81, is out of Acoma, a daughter of Empire Maker who won seven-graded stakes, including the 2010 Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.
Roswell paid $25 to win.
Two races later on Sunday’s card, favored and Mott-trained Dazzle ‘Em ran out of ground in an attempt to catch Phipps Stable’s first-time starter Mystifying in another six-furlong maiden special weight race for sophomore fillies.
Mystifying was involved in a contested pace among three fillies while racing along the rail before shaking clear turning for home. The daughter of Into Mischief resisted the 4-5 favorite’s late stretch bid to prevail by a half-length under Jose Ortiz.
Mystifying paid $16.20 to win.
“Jose worked her out of the gate one day at Payson and she worked really well. I thought she was tactical enough to run three-quarters, but she’s going to want to run farther,” McGaughey said. “He told me she just took him there on her own. He was like, ‘If you want to go, we’ll go.’ I think she’s got a good future in front of her.”
Mystifying ran six furlongs in 1:11.68.
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