DOHA: Producing one of her best performances to date, SHEDARESTHEDEVIL (USA) (Daredevil x Starship Warpspeed) proved much too strong for her four rivals when winning the Clement L Hirsch Stakes, a Grade 1 for three-year-old and older fillies and mares over 1,700 metres, at Del Mar, USA, on Monday for her owners Flurry Racing Stables, Qatar Racing and Autry
Now a triple Grade 1 winner, SHEDARESTHEDEVIL is trained by Brad H. Cox and was ridden by her regular jockey Florent Geroux. Following this success, the four-year-old bay filly now qualifies automatically for a place at the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in November.
Drawn widest of five, SHEDARESTHEDEVIL broke smartly and was slotted in third position though the early part of the race. With VENITIAN HARBOUR (Munnings) making her running, SHEDARESTHEDEVIL challenged around the home turn and easily drew clear of her rivals,
galloping clear to a three and a half-length success and was even eased down close home.
VENITIAN HARBOUR finished second for trainer Richard Baltas and jockey Mario Gutierrez.
The Simon Callaghan -trained and Flavien Prat-ridden PAIGE ANNE (Take Charge Indy), an outsider, stuck on well to claim third as she was further three and a half lengths back.
Bred by WinStar Farm, SHEDARESTHEDEVIL now boasts an impressive record of three Grade 1, a Grade 2 and two Grade 2 victories.
The superstar filly started her career in June 2019 and has bagged eight wins in 13 starts so far, which is a sparling strike rate by all means. The multiple Grade winner is by DAREDEVIL (More Than Ready) who now stands at Lanes End Farm, having previously stood in Turkey.
Her dam STARSHIP WARPSPEED (Congrats) also produced MOJOVATION (Quality Road), who finished third in the 2017 Grade Three Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park.