Updated on 09/17/2011 11:04AM

Sightseek dominates Go For Wand


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Anybody who had already conceded defending champion Azeri a second straight Breeders'Cup Distaff and division championship may be having second thoughts after watching Sightseek register her third straight one sided Grade 1 victory, a stunning 11 1/2 length triumph over She's Got The Beat and four other overmatched rivals in Sunday's $250,000 at Saratoga.

Sightseek's easy win was trainer Bobby Frankel's 15th Grade 1 victory of the year. She also gave jockey Jerry Bailey his fourth consecutive winner on Sunday's card and fifth Go For Wand victory.

The Go For Wand was Sightseek's most impressive performance to date. Allowed to settle just off the slow pace of Miss Linda, Sightseek readily assumed command when lightly roused approaching the quarter pole then steadily drew off while never put to a drive by Bailey through the stretch.

She's Got The Beat raced well placed just behind Sightseek and while no match finished willingly to easily finish second best, five lengths in front of Nonsuch Bay. Miss Linda tired to be fourth followed by Forest Secrets and Happily Unbridled.

Sightseek paid $2.30 as the prohibitive 1-5 favorite. She also was responsible for a minus show pool of $156,543. A total of $891,906 out of a total pool of

$936,130 was wagered on Sightseek to show. Final time for a mile and one eighth was 1:50.92 seconds over a fast track.

"She was nice and relaxed all the way," said Frankel who trains Sightseek for her owner-breeder Juddmonte Farms Inc. "She's a very classy filly. Her record speaks for itself. She's just too good for those fillies today although I'm a little surprised at how easily she won."

Frankel said he's in no rush to take on Azeri with Sightseek or his other top filly Wild Spirit.

"Azeri can come here if she wants," said Frankel. "I'm not going after her."

Frankel also said it's difficult to separate Sightseek and Wild Spirit at this time.

"This one(Sightseek) has done more up to this point but the other filly is coming on fast," said Frankel. "I don't think I could say right now one is better than the other."

Frankel said Sightseek would not run again until Belmont while Wild Spirit is being pointed for the Grade 1 Personal Ensign here on Aug. 22.