Press ReleaseMay 10, 2014
Brimmin Quick broke out of the maiden ranks in impressive fashion on Saturday with a victory in the $33,480 Bank of America Texas Maiden Challenge at Sam Houston Race Park.
The 3-year-old Brimmerton filly made her seventh career start this evening and delivered a peak performance under jockey Damian Martinez. She was the sixth-fastest qualifier from trials run on April 24 but came flying late to capture her first career win. The final time of the 350 yards was :17.832, which earned the filly a speed index of 90.
“She broke really well,” said Martinez. “She got out in front and kept going. I was really surprised!”
Owned by Joe M. Flores, the sorrel filly is trained by Mauricio Lopez, who celebrated his 21st birthday last Tuesday.
“She came out of the trial well and ate well every day,” said Lopez “I was afraid she wasn’t going to qualify, but we took the nose rig off tonight and I think that made a difference. This was our first win of the meet; I couldn’t be happier.”
Michael Amburn’s PYC Paint Your Wagon gelding Paintedinoil had the lead under Jose Alvarez but was caught by the fast-closing Brimmin Quick, who returned $68.00 to her supporters.
All the money was on the fastest qualifier Eye Agree, a daughter of Mr Eye Opener, who broke her maiden and set the fastest qualifying time of :17.904. She finished third as the 4-5 favorite.
“She just didn’t leave the gate,” said jockey Santos Carrizales. “She did the best she could.”
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