10/08/2017 3:56PM

Red Mile: Ice Attraction stuns Ariana G in Kentucky Filly Futurity final

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Derick Giwner
Ice Attraction forges her way by Ariana G late to claim victory in the Kentucky Filly Futurity

Ice Attraction made a late move after a three-hole trip and got around elimination winners Ariana G and Dream Together to pull a 29-1 stunner in the $168,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity final for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile.

Dream Together (Dan Dube) was up to get the lead from Treviso (Charlie Norris) on the way to the 57 1/5 half, and then Ariana G (Yannick Gingras) made a first-over move out of fourth on the final turn that brought her next to Dream Together at the 1:25 2/5 three-quarters.

Ariana G and Dream Together continued their duel through the stretch, and it looked like it was going to come down to one of them claiming the victory, but Ice Attraction (Ake Svanstedt) found a seam late from the three-hole, and she surged by Ariana G right before the wire to win by a neck in 1:54 2/5.  Dream Together and Dream Baby Dream (Rod Allen) completed the top-four finishers.

"She raced good the first heat and was not tired," said Svanstedt. "I hoped she would race even better in the second heat and she was strong."

"Perfect," said Svanstedt on his trip. "A good horse and luck."​

Ice Attraction is a daughter of Muscle Hill co-owned by Svanstedt and his partners Douglas Sipple, Mal And Janet Burroughs LLC., and Little E LLC.  She is now a eight-time winner from 25 lifetime starts, and she paid $61.40 to win.

"I'm shocked to tell you the truth," said winning co-owner Jeff Gural (Little E LLC.).  Ake's been high on this filly, but she got sick earlier this year.  I was kind of he was hoping he was going to get up for second, and then all of a sudden I realized that she won."

Elimination recaps

Ariana G (1:54 4/5) and Dream Together (1:54) won the pair of eliminations earlier on the card.  Ariana G and Gingras moved from second to first beyond the 29 3/5 first quarter in the opening elimination, and she was not challenged from there, posting her 20th career victory for trainer Jimmy Takter and owners/breeders Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz.

In the other elimination Dream Together and Dube gave way to Thats All Moni past the 57 2/5 half, but Dream Together would come up the inside in the lane and take the victory by a length and three-quarters.  It was the seventh lifetime win for the daughter of Muscle Hill who is trained by Luc Blais for owner Determination.