New Stakes Winner for Singing Saint

09.08.2015 -

Saratoga invader Harp N Halo ran bravely on the lead to take the $104,000 Avowal Stakes at Woodbine on Monday, September 7.

A 4yo daughter of Singing Saint, Harp N Halo vied with Zensational Bunny and Silent Treat (by Silent Name) early in the seven-furlong turf sprint before engaging solely with Silent Treat along the rail through the turn. The favored Stellar Path took dead aim at the leaders in the stretch, but she could not get by Harp N Halo who dug in to prevail by a neck over an equally resilient Silent Treat. She stopped the timer in 1:21.82 over the firm ground.

Luis Contreras rode Harp N Halo, who was making her stakes debut for Curragh Stable and trainer John Terranova.

“My filly broke really sharp,” said Contreras. “I tried to stay a little behind the speed, but she was really game early. She was so comfortable and confident. It’s really nice to ride a filly like this. She was fighting down the stretch. She just wanted to win.”

Harp N Halo is the latest stakes winner bred by eight-time Eclipse Award-winning breeder Adena Springs. The filly graduated from the Adena consignment at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton October sale with a $7,000 price tag and was later purchased for $75,000 as a juvenile at OBS by Curragh Racing. 

Singing Saint is a gorgeous, unbeaten son of El Prado and is the sire of 12% blacktype runners from starters. He currently ranks among the top 5 Third Crop sires in Canada.

-edited from www.drf.com

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