Colts Neck Stables’ Introduced was clearly in her element as she rallied past Running Memories and Miss Auramet in mid-stretch to score by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, at Monmouth Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.
Making her fourth stakes start of the season, Introduced was stride-for-stride with favorite Miss Auramet as they chased early leader Running Memories through an opening quarter-mile in :22.20. Rounding the final turn, Miss Auramet pulled a head in front of the Maryland-bred in an attempt to catch leader Running Memories, but couldn’t hold up against a strong run from Introduced, who asserted herself as she passed both Miss Auramet and Running Memories to win the five and a half-furlong turf test in 1:02.50. Running Memories held on for second as No Mercy Percy got up to finish in third.
“I think we did a good job keeping her calm before the race,” said trainer Jorge Duarte Jr. “That has always been the biggest battle with her. She helped us because she didn’t get too fired up. She was better pre-race today.”
It was the 5-year-old mare’s second straight victory on the Monmouth turf course, following a nose victory over Miss Auramet in a five-furlong allowance on July 23.
“We did the same thing as we did last race with the paddock routine and bringing her over with the pony and she was fine. I felt good when I put the tack on her. Everything was smooth. She has really been running big lately. I’m very pleased with her right now,” said Duarte.
The Incredible Revenge was the mare’s first stakes victory since winning the Smart N Fancy at Saratoga last August. Switched off the turf and onto a muddy main track, Introduced proved much the best as the favorite with a three and a quarter-length victory while completing five and a half furlongs in 1:03.06.
She closed out last season with a fifth in the Virgil Buddy Raines Stakes at Monmouth and had a nearly seven-month break before returning in late April for the License Fee Stakes at Belmont Park, where she finished fourth. Prior to her July allowance win, she finished fourth in Monmouth’s Politely Stakes and fifth in Pimlico’s Jameela Stakes.
Sold for $30,000 as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, she was sent to the 2018 OBS March 2-year-old sale and brought $310,000. The daughter of El Padrino finished second in her career debut at Saratoga that August before coming back in her second start to break her maiden by three lengths in an off-the-turf waiver maiden, going five and a half furlongs, at Laurel Park. She ended the year with a runner-up finish in Aqueduct’s Stewart Manor, her stakes debut, before Duarte took over for retiring longtime Colts Neck trainer Alan Goldberg.
In 2019, Introduced made six starts, three of them stakes. Her first career stakes victory came in the Miss Disco at Laurel Park, a month after finishing third in the Stormy Blues Stakes.
After another long winter break, she returned to Laurel in June 2020 and was victorious in her 4-year-old debut, a five and a half-furlong turf allowance, before notching a second consecutive victory in a five-furlong turf allowance at Delaware Park in early July. Prior to her Smart N Fancy win, she started in the Caress Stakes at Saratoga and finished fourth, three lengths behind winner Cariba.
With her third stakes victory, Introduced has improved her record to 8-3-1 from 19 career starts and $384,801 earned.
Bred by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds out of the Cherokee Run mare Stuttgart, Introduced is the fourth winner from seven starters produced by her dam, whose nine foals include a yearling filly by Madefromlucky named Abby’s Lucky Girl, and a Madefromlucky filly foaled April 25.
Stuttgart, a half-sister to Maryland-bred champion Giant Run, stakes winner and stakes producer American Victory, and graded stakes-placed stakes producer Who’s Cozy, was bred to Uncle Lino for 2022.
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