Save Brings Heat in Cicada Stakes
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.