Bobby Zen

A bridesmaid in last year’s running, but the center of attention in 2024, Didia (Arg) (m, 6, Orpen–Delambre {Brz}, by Rainbow Corner {GB}) avenged her runner-up effort and scored her first win at the highest level in North America in the GI New York S. at Saratoga.

In no hurry early as runners to her outside stepped forward to dispute the early fractions, Didia raced well in cover on the fence behind the leading flight and was picking up steam as the field swung through the final bend. Wide for her rally but rolling with all the momentum, the 9-1 shot inhaled the leaders by midstretch and kicked away to a clear advantage as Neecie Marie (Cross Traffic) ran on for second with War Like Goddess (English Channel) getting up for third in her seasonal bow.

The final time was 1:52.29.

 

DIDIA wins the Grade 1 New York Stakes Presented by @RiversCasino_NY under @jose93_ortiz for trainer Ignacio Correas, IV. pic.twitter.com/ffjSFsXUO5

— Belmont Stakes (@BelmontStakes) June 7, 2024

Friday, Saratoga
NEW YORK S. PRESENTED BY RIVERS CASINO-GI, $750,000, Saratoga, 6-7, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 3/16mT, 1:52.29, fm.
1–DIDIA (ARG), 122, m, 6, by Orpen
           1st Dam: Delambre (Brz) (G1SP-Brz), by Rainbow Corner (GB)
           2nd Dam: Diya, by Ariosto (Arg)
           3rd Dam: Sevilla (Arg), by Ringaro
O-Merriebelle Stables and Resolute Racing; B-La Manija (ARG); T-Ignacio Correas, IV; J-Jose L. Ortiz. $412,500. Lifetime Record: Ch. 3-year-old Filly-Arg, MG1SW-Arg, 17-11-2-1, $1,533,484. *Full to Davide (Arg), Ch. All-weather Horse-Sin, SW-Sin, $549,642; 1/2 to Desvelo (Arg) (Sunray Spirit), MSP, $181,511; Full to Dedini (Arg), MG1SP-Arg. Werk Nick Rating: C+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Neecie Marie, 120, f, 4, by Cross Traffic
           1st Dam: Lode Lady, by Posse
           2nd Dam: Gold Strike, by Smart Strike
           3rd Dam: Brassy Gold, by Dixieland Brass
1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. ($25,000 Ylg ’21 EASOCT). O-Michael Milam; B-Jon A. Marshall (PA); T-Robert E. Reid, Jr. $150,000.
3–War Like Goddess, 124, m, 7, by English Channel
           1st Dam: Misty North, by North Light (Ire)
           2nd Dam: Misty Gallop, by Victory Gallop
           3rd Dam: Romanette, by Alleged
($1,200 Wlg ’17 KEENOV; $1,000 RNA Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $30,000 2yo ’19 OBSOPN). O-George Krikorian; B-Calumet Farm (KY); T-William I. Mott. $90,000.
Margins: 1HF, 1 3/4, 3/4. Odds: 9.30, 25.75, 4.60.
Also Ran: Surprisingly, McKulick (GB), Fev Rover (Ire), Aspen Grove (Ire), American Sonja (GB), Sparkle Blue, Royalty Interest (Fr), Star Fortress (Ire), English Rose (Ire), Be Your Best (Ire).
Click for the Equibase.com chart and the TJCIS.com PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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