05/25/2012 5:51PM

Churchill Downs: Bouquet Booth snaps losing streak in sizzling sprint

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Bouquet Booth wins a six-furlong sprint at Churchill Downs in 1:09.91.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Bouquet Booth earned a new lease on her racing career when she ended an eight-race losing streak with aplomb Thursday at Churchill Downs, running off to a six-length victory and earning a career-high 94 Beyer Speed Figure in a six-furlong allowance.

"We were maybe going to retire her if she got beat again because she’s a graded stakes winner with a really nice pedigree." said Steve Margolis, who trains Bouquet Booth for the Right Time Racing partnership, managed by Dann Glick. "But this big effort told us she’s not nearly finished, so we’ll get some races lined up for her."

Bouquet Booth is a 4-year-old filly by Flower Alley, the sire of 2012 Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another. Moreover, the female side of her pedigree is rife with bluebloods: her dam, Toll Order, is out of Toll Fee, who also produced Easter Bunnette, the dam of Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year.

"They’re still planning to sell her at Keeneland in November," Margolis said of Bouquet Booth. "As long as everything stays good, we’d like to get her some more black type before then."

Wearing blinkers for the first time, and with Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, Bouquet Booth launched a sustained run at about the three-eighths pole, drawing off and coming home in a swift 1:09.91 as the 8-5 favorite in a field of six.

Bouquet Booth could run next in an overnight stakes before the Churchill spring meet ends July 1, Margolis said. "Then we’ll look for some spots, maybe at Saratoga or Monmouth, during the summer and on through the early fall," he said.

Bouquet Booth won the Grade 3 Delta Princess at 2 to account for the bulk of her career bankroll of $515,799.