11/16/2014 9:46AM

Promise Me Silver wins Darby's Daughter to remain undefeated

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In her third career start, Promise Me Silver remained undefeated with a win Saturday in the Darby's Daughter division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park.

Promise Me Silver remained undefeated in three starts when she rolled home by 7 3/4 lengths Saturday night in the $75,000 Darby’s Daughter division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park. Carol’s Flyer finished second in the restricted sprint stakes, while it was another 5 3/4 lengths back in third to Silver Akantha.

The race for the offspring of nominated stallions shared a card with the $75,000 My Dandy division of the Texas Stallion Stakes, and WV Jetsetter was a six-length winner over Silverhill.

Promise Me Silver ($2.40) was making her first start since winning the Debutante at Churchill Downs in June. She moved to the lead soon after the start of the six-furlong Darby’s Daughter and was pressured through an opening quarter in 22.57 seconds and a half-mile in 46.70. The eventual winner shook her rivals into the stretch and covered the distance on a track rated fast in 1:12.57.

Cliff Berry was aboard for Robert and Myrna Luttrell.

Bret Calhoun, who trains Promise Me Silver, said the filly could run next in a January stakes at either Oaklawn Park or Sam Houston Race Park. Both tracks have sprints for her division, with the $100,000 Dixie Belle at Oaklawn on Jan. 9 and the $50,000 Bara Lass for Texas-breds at Sam Houston on Jan. 16.

Promise Me Silver began her career with a 6 3/4-length win in a maiden special weight at Lone Star Park in May. She is a daughter of Silver City, and she was bred in Texas by Robert Luttrell.

WV Jetsetter ($6.40) dueled with the favorite Nubaldo Bling through an opening half-mile in 45.23 in the My Dandy, then separated himself from the field while covering six furlongs in 1:11.65. Jamie Theriot was aboard the winner for trainer George Weaver.

WV Jetsetter was winning the second stakes race of his career behind a division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity at Lone Star Park in July. He also was cutting back to one turn Saturday night off a 10th in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland. Earlier this year, the horse ran third in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special.

WV Jetsetter races for R.A. Hill Stable and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing. He is a son of Jet Phone, and he was bred in Texas by Clarence Scharbauer Jr.

Don Lycette More than 1 year ago
It was announced at the track that Promise Me Silver races for new owners, not Mr. & Mrs. Luttrell. Mary, can you update the story with the new owners' names?