Q-Racing Video Distaff Challenge Championship

Q-Racing Video Distaff Challenge Championship

Valiant Miss Priss earns her first Grade 1 win.

Valiant Miss Priss. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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Sent to post as the 3-1 second choice in a field of nine fillies and mares, Valiant Miss Priss responded with a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's 400-yard, $109,877 Q-Racing Video Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

Valiant Miss Priss stopped the timer in :20.137 while racing against a reported 6-mph head wind, and her winning margin was one length from 13-1 longshot Kiss Me Suzy. Cristian Esqueda rode the 4-year-old Valiant Hero mare for owner and trainer Stacy Charette-Hill.

Lynnder 16, the 9-10 favorite, finished third, 1 1/4 lengths behind Valiant Miss Priss.

"Everything went like we'd planned," said Esqueda of Valiant Miss Priss. "She can really pull 400 (yards)."

Valiant Miss Priss was bred in Oklahoma by Christie and Mikel Donahue, and the mare was making her first start since August 20, when she rallied for a one-length win in the 400-yard, $34,000 Q-Racing Video Prairie Meadows Distaff Challenge. Campaigned in four states, Valiant Miss Priss has won four of eight starts -- including three of four at the 400-yard trip -- and the $51,642 winner's share of the purse from her second career stakes score pushed her earnings to $106,173, of which $104,277 has been banked from six outs this season.

"I galloped her once before we brought her over from Iowa," said Esqueda. "She is really good right now. I have a lot of respect for Lynnder 16. I rode her when she was a 2-year-old, and I knew she was the one to beat because she is a really nice horse."

Valiant Miss Priss is out of Corona Mit Go, a homebred 13-year-old PYC Paint Your Wagon mare who won the 2012 Altoona Derby (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

One Coldhearted Diva, Paradyce, Dedikated, Sin Sational Kisser, Apollitical Mogul and Jess Gimme A Kiss completed the order of finish.

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