Lexington, KY — In her second start for trainer Ake Svanstedt, Beautiful Sin pounced from a pocket trip to win the 54th Kentucky Filly Futurity — a $267,000 single dash sponsored by the Father Patrick Syndicate and Diamond Creek Farm — on Sunday (Oct. 6) at The Red Mile.
When Dovescry, sent the 3-5 favorite, left for the lead from the center of the gate while Svanstedt tucked Beautiful Sin onto the pacesetter’s helmet heading to a :27.1 opening quarter. Golden Tricks, stablemate to Beautiful Sin, progressed uncovered from sixth up the backstretch and flushed cover from Millies Possesion moving to a :55.2 half.
Millies Possesion stalled circling the final turn as When Dovescry accelerated to three-quarters in 1:22.2 and retreated into the stretch. Beautiful Sin angled from the pocket while When Dovescry drifted and tired, leaving a gap for The Ice Dutchess to shoot through. The Ice Dutchess gave late pursuit to new leader Beautiful Sin into the final eighth but settled for second. When Dovescry held third. The mile was trotted in 1:50.1.
“It’s a total surprise compared to my thinking two months ago; I’m really shocked by this,” said Lennart Agren, who owns Beautiful Sin through his S R F Stable. “I thought I had to (switch trainers) before the 4-year-old season. (Ake Svanstedt) said she was nice but he had some issues to fix. She was a really nice filly two years ago in the sales ring.”
Topping the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, Beautiful Sin — bred by Jeff Gural and Moon Goddess LLC — sold for $480,000. The sophomore daughter of Muscle Hill-Sina has five victories from 14 lifetime starts and has earned $370,867. She paid $9.00 to win.