Catch My Drift takes Summer Colony at Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Making her first start in two months, Hidden Brook Farm's Catch My Drift couldn't be caught in an impressive 6 1/4-length victory over favored Tiz So Sweet in the $100,000 Summer Colony Monday at Saratoga Race Course.
Trained by Chad Brown, the 4-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile settled behind pacesetting Tiz So Sweet before making a three-wide move at the top of the stretch and sprinting clear to win in 1:48.72 for 1 1/8 miles over a fast main track.
With meet-leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard for his third win on the day, Catch My Drift paid $7.30, $3.10 and $2.60. Tiz My Way returned $2.40 and $2.30 for second, 5 3/4 lengths ahead of Imposing Grace, who paid $4.70 to show.
It was the fourth win from nine career starts and first in a stakes race for Catch My Drift, who finished seventh in last year's Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga.