Mineola Farm II and Eclipse Thoroughbreds Partners’ Save has an unblemished record through two starts and will step outside her comfort zone and ship to New York for the $100,000 Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack March 20.
A speedy daughter of Violence , Save invades from New Orleans, where she won both of her races at the Cicada distance of six furlongs at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Unraced as a juvenile, Save commenced her career with a 1 1/2-length New Year’s Day triumph, tracking a close second behind the pacesetter before engaging in a stretch duel.
Save arrives at the Cicada off a gate-to-wire triumph against winners Feb. 16, where she lugged out in the last eighth of a mile but still was able to secure the victory by 1 1/4 lengths and appeared to have plenty left in reserve.
“In her last race she drifted out a bit,” Amoss said. “However, she has not given any indication either before or after the race that she has issues with that. A lot of it is both education and experience.”
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners bought into Save following her maiden victory.
“They are a dream to work with and hopefully I have more opportunities with them in the near future,” Amoss said.