SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Sentiero Italia raced to her first stakes victory, sweeping past Miss Temple City in mid-stretch and pulling away for a 1 1/4-length victory Friday in the Grade 2 $300,000 Maker's Mark Lake Placid at Saratoga Race Course.
Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Joel Rosariom, the 3-year-old Medaglia d'Oro filly ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.25 over the firm Mellon turf course.
Sentiero Italia settled in fourth as pacesetting Heath was closely stalked by Consumer Credit and Miss Temple City. Rosario swung Sentiero Italia outside at the top of the stretch, closing steadily to wear down Miss Temple City.
Sentiero Italia, owned by Godolphin Stable, paid $5.30, $3.10 and $2.40. Miss Temple City returned $4.20 and $2.70, Strict Compliance paid $2.20 to show.