07/09/2017 8:28PM

Princess Dream impressive in winning Isadorable Stakes


Princess Dream, in her first stakes competition, turned her rival Massachusetts-bred fillies and mares into an afterthought Sunday in the $50,000 Isadorable Stakes at Suffolk Downs.

The 4-year-old Freud filly was unhurried out of the gate, allowing Angry Patty and Tropical Joy to do battle up front. Angry Patty took command of the rail position, while jockey Jacqueline Falk battled with a rank Tropical Joy to take a closer route from several paths wide.

Angry Patty held the advantage over the combative Tropical Joy, while Princess Dream slipped up into the pocket behind the leader. While Tropical Joy faltered and lost her momentum, Princess Dream moved up and to the outside of Angry Patty, and carried on past her foe through the turn with little resistance.

Princess Dream emerged with the lead after the opening quarter, clocking in at 22.3 seconds, and never looked back in the stretch. She widened her advantage under steady left-handed urging from jockey Joel Sone, and crossed the finish comfortably ahead of a well-finishing Miss Wilby. Chambord Lace passed the tired pacesetters to finish third.

Princess Dream stopped the clock in the six-furlong race in 1:12.1 over a fast main track at Suffolk Downs. She paid $5.60 to win.

The filly races as a homebred for Patricia Moseley, and she is trained by Jonathan Buckley.

The Isadorable was the first U.S. stakes victory for jockey Sone, and the first stakes winner for trainer Buckley since the 2015 Thomas F. Moran Stakes at Suffolk.

Sunday’s race improved Princess Dream’s lifetime record to three wins in five starts. She has never finished out of the money in her young career.