01/22/2011 7:39PM

Satans Quick Chick surges from last to first in Pippin

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After capturing the Pippin, Satans Quick Chick will target the Grade 1 Apple Blossom later in the Oaklawn meet.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.- Satans Quick Chick ran down the entire $75,000 Pippin Stakes field through the stretch on Saturday to indicate her intent to be a player in the deep filly and mare ranks this meet at Oaklawn Park.

“Our long-term goal will be the Apple Blossom,” winning trainer Eric Reed said of the Grade 1, $500,000 race here April 15.

Satans Quick Chick won by three-quarters of a length over She’s All In, while it was another length back in third to Stage Magic.

The Pippin was the first of three local preps for the Apple Blossom and Reed said Satans Quick Chick could make her next start in another of those preps, the Grade 3, $100,000 Azeri on March 19.

Saturday, Satans Quick Chick  trailed the field for much of the Pippin, as Stage Magic set the pace while pushed along by She’s All In and Tidal Pool. The front-runners raced through six furlongs in 1:13.96 over a track rated good, while Satans Quick Chick ($5.60) began to pick up steam on the final turn. She barreled down the middle of the track in the stretch, while going on to cover 1 1/16 miles in 1:48.

Michael Baze was aboard Satans Quick Chick for her owner, Jerry Jamgotchian. Reed noted the race was just the second on dirt for the winner, whose biggest career victory came on Polytrack in the Grade 2 Raven Run at Keeneland in October 2009. Satans Quick Chick has now won 5 of 13 starts and $348,973.

She’s All In was squeezed in the final furlong of the Pippin, steadied, then rallied again up the rail for second. Following the race there was a stewards’ inquiry concerning She’s All In and Stage Magic, but no change was made to the order of finish.

Other top fillies and mares pointing for the Oaklawn stakes program this meet are Havre de Grace and No Such Word, who are stabled in Hot Springs, and Taptam, the runner-up in last year’s Apple Blossom who is due into town soon. Reed said Satans Quick Chick would probably ship back to Kentucky, then return for the Azeri.

Attendance ontrack Saturday was 11,127.