04/14/2012 1:57PM

Aqueduct: My Redbyrd shows off her late kick in Videogenic Stakes

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Adam Coglianese/NYRA
My Redbyrd finishes fastest under jockey Alex Solis to win the Videogenic Stakes at Aqueduct.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Regardless of pace, the one thing trainer John Terranova knows when he watches My Redbyrd run is that she will come with a strong finish.

That was evident again on Saturday at Aqueduct when, despite pedestrian fractions, My Redbyrd rallied from last to win the $75,000 Videogenic Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths over Sharnberry. It was a neck back to Check Point in third.

The win was the fourth from 12 starts for My Redbyrd, who was running for the first time since last Nov. 6, when she finished second in a spot similar, also at Aqueduct.

My Redbyrd was ridden by Alex Solis, who was making his 2012 New York debut one day after guiding Data Link to an upset victory in the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland.

My Redbyrd was last of six as Sharnberry and Romin Robin, the 6-5 favorite, sparred on the lead through a half-mile in 50.94 seconds and six furlongs 1:15.00 with three others chasing them. My Redbyrd was about five lengths off the pace.

Turning into the stretch, My Redbyrd was fanned five wide but easily blew past the leaders in mid-stretch and drew clear for the easy victory. My Redbyrd, owned by Samantha and Maurice Regan’s Newtown Anner Stud, covered the 1 1/16 miles over firm turf in 1:44.88 and returned $15.

“She’s run into a fast pace, slow pace, she always seems to place herself very nice,” Terranova said. “She’s very kind, she’ll do whatever you want, she always finishes well. We were honestly looking to get a good run into her off the bench. Honestly, I thought she was a little bit on the fat side.”

Solis said the slow fractions didn’t concern him because of the field was so bunched up.

“So even though they were going slow a lot of times when that happens it takes a lot of out of them,” Solis said. “My filly was so relaxed just waiting for me to ask her.”

While the Videogenic was designed as a prep for the Beaugay at Belmont on May 5, Terranova said he may be more inclined to wait for the Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay on May 26 and try her at 1 3/8 miles.

* Hessonite, a multiple stakes winning New York-bred was scratched due to an abscess in her right front foot, according to trainer David Donk.

Nicholas Briglia More than 1 year ago
I thought she was a very generous price. Funny though, when the trainer doesn't even know the horse is going to fire.