April 14, 2016
Last year’s GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner, Eclipse Award finalist and Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse returned to the Keeneland turf course in winning fashion with a convincing score. Heavily favored to keep a four-race win streak alive, Catch a Glimpse secured position tracking the pace from the outside through fractions of :23.37 and :47.86. Given her cue on the turn, Catch a Glimpse rallied three wide to gain a narrow advantage into the stretch, and held off a persistent bid from Ava’s Kitten to capture her fifth straight victory.
“We’ll see how she looks in the morning and see how she trains,” assistant trainer Norm Casse said when asked what may be next. “There’s a race at Churchill for her Derby Week called the [GIII] Edgewood, and hopefully we’ll get the opportunity to run her there in front of that crowd.”
After a juvenile season that included a win in Woodbine’s GII Natalma S. prior to her Breeders’ Cup triumph, the fleet chestnut captured Gulfstream’s GIII Herecomesthebride S. to kick off her sophomore season Feb. 27.
Jockey Florent Geroux added, “Everything worked out good. Looked like on paper there were a couple of horses with speed right inside me, so I had nothing to worry about. Everything went good. She relaxed very good down the backside. When I asked her to go, she gave me a very nice turn of foot.”
He continued, “Sometimes at the end [of a race], she gets a little bit bored. She does it so easily that sometimes she switches back and forth–left lead, right lead–but I think it’s just because she’s not really paying attention because no one is really challenging her. She proved she was the best today.”