Bosserati broke on top and never looked back to take the Stormy Blues Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies going five and a half furlongs on the turf, at Laurel Park on Sunday, June 18 for her first stakes score.

Off two consecutive wins on the grass, Bosserati went off at 9-2 in a wide-open field of six. Breaking alertly from her inside post, she made the lead without much trouble and opened up a clear advantage after an opening quarter of :21.55. 

In the stretch, she went past the half-mile point in :43.76 and began to get encouragement from Sheldon Russell as she sprinted for home. After Eight, who stalked the pace on the inside, and even-money favorite My Sweet Affair both made moves, but Bosserati held sway as they came towards the wire. She held on to win by a half-length, with My Sweet Affair second and After Eight third. Her final time over the firm turf course was 1:01.44.

After starting her career 1-for-7 on dirt, Bosserati is now undefeated since switching surfaces. She won her first start on grass by three and a quarter lengths at Pimlico on May 12 while in for a $25,000 tag, then won by three-quarters of a length against allowance company at Old Hilltop on June 2. Both races were at five furlongs. Third in her only other stakes attempt, the Maryland Million Lassie last October, she sports a career record of 4-1-1 from 10 starts, with earnings of $175,760. 

Trained by Brittany Russell, Bosserati is a homebred for Ohioan Joel Politi, who has sent his Twirling Candy mare Candy Striper exclusively to Anchor & Hope Farm stallion Holy Boss and foals her at the Port Deposit farm. A member of Holy Boss’ second crop, Bosserati is the second foal out of Candy Striper, who was claimed by Politi out of her second start in November 2017 for $50,000 at Churchill Downs. Candy Striper has four foals, with Bosserati her lone winner to date from two starters. 

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