Kicking off the Memorial Day stakes action, a field of 8 three-year-old fillies went 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf in the $200,000 Sands Point Stakes (G2). Somali Lemonade was sent off as the 4-5 favorite off her second place finish in the Appalachian (G3) at Keeneland. In to challenge her included 7-2 second choice Regalo Mia, third in the Appalachian (G3), and 11-2 third choice Firehouse Red, second in the Edgewood last out.
9-1 Preach Tome Daddy went to the lead immediately and set slow fractions of 25.80, 49.74, and 1:13.29 over the firm turf, while stalked by 24-1 Zultanite and 8-1 Better Lucky. Turning for home, Preach Tome Daddy tired allowing Zultanite to inherit the lead, getting 1 mile in 1:36.66, but Better Lucky and late-running Regalo Mia were quickly closing on her. The three hit the line together, as Better Lucky nosed out Regalo Mio for the win in 1:42.75. It was another neck back to Zultanite third.
Results Chart - from DRF