Manchego, Reflect With Me Win Big M Stakes

July 19, 2020

More than $2.6-million in purses was on the line on the star-powered Meadowlands Pace card last Saturday night, and horses bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms stepped up to win their share.
Manchego 4,1:49 ($2,217,705), undefeated Dan Patch Champion at 2, Hambletonian Oaks winner at 3 and double World Champion at 4, started the night by taking her fourth win of her 5-year-old season by dominating an overmatched field in the Miss Versatility Trot. (Watch race)
The daughter of Muscle Hill-Secret Magic powered to the front past the quarter, was never threatened, and cruised to a facile 1:51 score for owner Black Horse Racing and trainer Nancy Takter.
Four races later, Reflect With Me p,3,1:49 ($575,122) won the $194,400 Mistletoe Shalee for sophomore filly pacers. In so doing, she proved that her victory in last year’s $600,000 Breeders Crown was no fluke, as she again defeated 2-year-old Dan Patch champion Lyons Sentinel in this Meadowlands Pace filly companion. (Watch race)
She sat parked behind excess cover from the 8-hole, moved when the time was right and closed in a sizzling :25.2 to score in a career best 1:49.
Reflect With Me, a daughter of Captaintreacherous-Remember When, is owned by Brad Grant and Brittany Farms and is trained by Tony Alagna, who purchased the prized filly at the 2018 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
Speaking of Lexington, Brittany will send 20 standout yearlings to the annual Selected Sale there this fall. For a preview of future stakes stars, click here to view the roster and “live,” up-to-date pedigrees.

Manchego - Miss Versatility (Michael Lisa/Lisa Photo)

Reflect With Me - Mistletoe Shalee (Michael Lisa/Lisa Photo)