04/28/2013 2:06PM

Belmont: Munnings Sister regains form in Gold Princess

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Courtney Heeney
Munnings Sister, ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, upsets the Gold Princess at 9-1 odds.

Sunday afternoon was a pleasant one for owner Charles Fipke, who learned that his 3-year-old colt Golden Soul is likely to secure a starting berth in the Kentucky Derby, and then watched his 4-year-old filly Munnings Sister win the Gold Princess overnight stakes at Belmont Park.

Despite the fact that her win in last fall’s Dream Supreme at Belmont made her the only stakes winner in the field of six fillies and mares, Munnings Sister paid $20.80 to win. That was because she had since finished off the board in three subsequent starts for trainer Barclay Tagg, while beaten anywhere from 12 to 35 lengths.

Munnings Sister, a full sister to three-time Grade 2 winner Munnings, recaptured her best form under Cornelio Velasquez, and ran down Silverette in the final furlong after tracking the favorite’s early fractions of 22.93 and 46.20 seconds.

Munnings Sister ran six furlongs in 1:09.67 seconds over a fast main track and earned $51,000 while improving to 5-0-1 from 11 career starts.

 Silverette held on gamely to be clearly second best in her stakes debut.

 Expression lagged behind early, and rallied on the outside late to edge Well Kept for the show spot. Ode to Sami and Enchante completed the order of finish.

michael stapler More than 1 year ago
Ferocuis on or near the klead. Easy pick yesterday against a horse that was touted all over, but has always regressed the 2nd time after a layoff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tagg's horse usually do not raise a gallop. He has no problem if his horse is a favorite to just air it out that day. Very difficult to catch, just look at Munnings sister, horse is unplayable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tagg stiffed the horse three times then turned her loose.
michael stapler More than 1 year ago
I love guys like you. It m,akes it easy for guys like me to make a living at the track. Yes.....He stilled the horse. Yet, 2 minutes to post when i dropped $1500 to win on her the odds dropped, but didn't do so at any other time. So the question is asked. WHY did he stiff her if there was no board action?/?
hlynne24 More than 1 year ago
really you think trainers don't want their own horse to win? Open your eyes the horse dosent like to be headed she wants the lead and if she can't get it she pitches it! This time she sat just off and finished- plus three slow works for a speed horse- they are working on getting her off the lead. There is a lot more to the sport then the people gambling! No one makes a horse loose three times over 4 months! A win is a win the filly likes Belmont too- read a form.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barkly Tagg loves to get a price on his horses I guess she diddn't like F.L.
michael stapler More than 1 year ago
Needs to be on or pressing the lead...... PERFECT situation yesterday. Look at the 50-1 shot at Woodbine yesterday. 9 of 11 at 5f yet not bet..... Same situation
richard cowles More than 1 year ago
Fat price in 1;10