September 4, 2010
The Casie Coleman trainees, Idyllic and Pretty Katherine finished 1-2 in the Shes A Great Lady final.
Idyllic was sent off the wings of the gate by driver Dave Miller from post four and cleared to the lead quite comfortably before the opening quarter of :27.4. Mark MacDonald steered heavily favoured Pretty Katherine into the three-hole but was not content and moved her to the front before the half in :56.2.
Pretty Katherine received the respect she deserves as there were no challengers as she took her rivals past the three-quarters in 1:24.1.
Idyllic and Miller were sitting comfortably in the two-hole. Down the stretch Pretty Katherine tried to open up on her rivals but Idyllic was able to stay with her and surged by in the final strides to capture the victory.
Pretty Katherine stayed for second with Strike An Attitude and driver Steve Condren finishing third.
Idyllic paid $11.10 for the win.
"I felt really good coming for home with these fillies. From day one these two fillies (Idyllic & Pretty Katherine) trained down together and I didn’t know which one was better and I still don’t."
"I never give the drivers instructions but I was comfortable getting away 1-2. She (Pretty Katherine) did all the road work and there was huge head wind turning for home that she had to deal with. They raced absolutely awesome."
The daughter of American Ideal – Magical Dreamer was just a $13,000 yearling purchase made last year at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. She is owned by West Wins Stable, Michael La Cova, Joesph La Cova and John Campagnuolo.