5th-SA, $56,070, (C), Msw, 1-11, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:10.08, ft.
MS DUPREE (f, 3, Violence–Magic Pearl, by Stormy Atlantic) broke sharply at 5-2 and was guided to the front alongside favorite Gracious Me (Into Mischief) through a quick opening quarter in :21.97. Still under a tight hold from Evin Roman, Ms Dupree was a length in front at the quarter pole before kicking clear and holding strong in the stretch to graduate by 1 3/4 lengths. Gracious Me held on for second. Ms Dupree sold for $80,000 at the 2015 Keeneland November sale to her current connections. This is the 33rd winner from Violence’s first crop (by Medaglia d’Oro). Maiden dam Magic Pearl is a half to MSW Call Her Magic (Caller I.D.), who produced GISW J P’s Gusto (Successful Appeal), and Pacific Spell (Langfuhr), who’s the mother of 2008 Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Proud Spell (Proud Citizen). Magic Pearl also has a juvenile colt by Cairo Prince and was bred to Palace Malice last season. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,400. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Turnley Farms Louisiana LLC; B-Mueller Thoroughbred Stable, Ltd. (KY); T-Philip D’Amato.