Maxisuperfly Takes Off to Upset Cincinnati Trophy


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Maxisuperfly wins the Cincinnati Trophy Stakes at Turfway Park

Maxis Stable, Foster Family Racing and Chris Vitale's 23-1 longshot Maxisuperfly  was hustled out of the gate and never looked back, taking the field gate-to-wire in Friday's $150,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes at Turfway Park Racing & Gaming, the "Prep Season" finale on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

Trained by Eric Foster, Maxisuperfly was ridden to victory by Walter Rodriguez and covered one-mile in 1:37.31

With her victory in the Cincinnati Trophy, Maxisuperfly earned 20 qualifying points toward a spot in the starting gate in the 150th running of the $1.5 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on Friday, May 3 at Churchill Downs.

Immediately out of the gate, Rodriguez sent Maxisuperfly to the lead and was never pressured on the front end while setting solid quarter-mile fractions of :24.03, :47.11 and 1:11.57. In the final eighth mile, Barbratina made a bold, late rally up the rail but could not catch Maxisuperfly who was clear by 1 ½ lengths.

Barbratina , under Axel Concepcion, earned 10 points for her runner-up finish. She was 4 ½-lengths clear of 2-1 favorite Living Magic  who was followed by Everland, Cozee Rags, Figgy, Dazzlin' Dictator, Stephanieswarrior, Vicountess and Falabella.

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Living Magic, Everland and Cozee Rags earned 6, 4 and 2 points, respectively, towards the Kentucky Oaks.

Those who backed Maxisuperfly were handsomely rewarded with $2 mutuel returns of $48.36, $19.14 and $9.66. Barbratina paid $6.86 and $4.38 while Living Magic returned $4.10.

Maxisuperfly earned $88,280 for her victory in the Cincinnati Trophy to improve her overall earnings to $124,947. Her career record now stands at a 5-2-1-1.

Maxisuperfly is a 3-year-old daughter of Optimizer out of the Tapit mare Firefly. She was bred in Kentucky by Calumet Farm.

Video: Cincinnati Trophy S. (BT)