Updated on 05/03/2013 4:32PM

Churchill Downs: Kitten's Dumplings wins Edgewood in hand

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Michael Amoruso
Kitten's Dumplings rolls to an easy victory in the Edgewood under Joel Rosario.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -  A very familiar theme was reprised Friday when Kitten’s Dumplings was an easy winner of an eventful renewal of the $172,500 Edgewood Stakes on the Kentucky Oaks undercard at Churchill Downs.

Kitten’s Dumplings, a 3 3/4-length winner as the 3-1 second choice in a field of 10 3-year-old turf fillies, was bred and is owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trained by Mike Maker, and ridden by Joel Rosario, the same tandem that set records in their respective categories at the recently ended Keeneland meet.

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Kitten’s Dumplings rallied from last to win the Edgewood, angling widest of all for the drive and proving clearly best. Praia, a 45-1 shot, was up late for second, while Broken Spell outnodded Tokyo Time, the 2-1 favorite, for third.

Wave Theory dumped Julien Leparoux at the start of the 1 1/16-mile race, but neither the filly nor jockey was hurt. A couple others incurred substantial traffic trouble, most notably longshot Street of Gold for the entire stretch run.

Kitten’s Dumplings, by Kitten’s Joy, returned $8.40 after finishing in 1:41.24 over a firm course. She now has won 3 of 8 starts, with a minor stakes victory last year in Texas being her top prior feat.

Ken Ramsey, naturally, was grinning ear-to-ear in the winner’s circle when granting post-race interviews. The Ramseys, already the leading owner at the current Churchill meet, smashed the old record at Keeneland by winning 25 races.

“Got all my grandkids here with me, love it,” he said. “I bring ‘em anytime they’ll come. I about burn ‘em out.”

The $2 exacta (3-8) paid $403; the $1 trifecta (3-8-2) returned $1,868.90; and the $1 superfecta (3-8-2-9) was worth $15,734.30.