05/14/2017 4:46PM

Someday Soon wins turf debut in Tomboy Stakes

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Someday Soon scores by a length under Declan Cannon as the odds-on favorite in the Tomboy.

Someday Soon, taking a huge class drop from a runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Ashland at Keeneland last month, made the transition to turf in Sunday’s $75,000 Tomboy Stakes for Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies at Belterra Park.

Pressing the early fractions of 23.80 and 48.44 seconds set by the maiden Umami, Someday Soon ($3.40) was sent to the front by jockey Declan Cannon after six furlongs in 1:12.23.

Nikki My Darling, stretching out after three sprint wins to begin her 3-year-old campaign, was only a length behind the leader at the six-furlong mark. But Someday Soon widened her advantage to three lengths at the stretch call, hitting the mile in 1:36.24. Nikki My Darling, the 2-1 second choice in the field of 11, cut into the margin late, but Someday Soon was a length clear at the wire, completing 1 1/16 miles on firm turf in 1:42.58.

My Ticket Home, last after the opening half-mile and 10th after six furlongs, finished third, nine lengths behind runner-up Nikki My Darling.

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A daughter of Proud Citizen trained by Will Van Meter for owner Tommy Ligon, is now 4 for 10 with earnings of $267,027. She won the Best of Ohio John Galbreath for 2-year-old fillies in her last start against statebreds in October.