Watergirl B Shocks Lee Berwick Futurity

The Game Patriot filly breaks her maiden at 42-1 odds Saturday at Delta Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Watergirl B broke her maiden in Saturday's Lee Berwick Futurity for Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds at Delta Downs. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Vanessa Bartoo's Watergirl B outran her 42-1 odds to win Saturday's Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) for Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds at Delta Downs.

Under jockey Gilbert Ortiz, who rode the sorrel Game Patriot filly for trainer John Stinebaugh, Watergirl B covered 350 yards in :17.615 while defeating fastest qualifier and 3-2 favorite Louisiana Jewels by a half of a length. The filly returned an $86.20 win mutuel and triggered a $284.20 exacta with the runner-up.

Watergirl B was winning for the first time in four outs, and the $345,147 winner's share of the Lee Berwick Futurity purse increased her earnings to $354,997. She was coming off of a second-place finish in her trial on June 18.

"She broke from the 9 hole in her trial, and tonight she broke from post 2," said Ortiz. "Earlier in her career she was running a little green and kind of in spurts, but tonight she put it all together."

Watergirl B was bred by C. Edward Taylor. The filly's dam, Thats Injunuity, is a winning 14-year-old daughter of the Easily Smashed stallion Invisible Injun.

Tellem Im Pumped, an 11-1 longshot, finished third to complete a $1 trifecta payoff of $2,627.50. Shez The Bomb, First Prize Bourban, Swinginstar, Cats Last Dash, Blue Eyed Cartel, Tf Racee Runaway, and Rdd Lajollanfastdash completed the order of finish.

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