My Sister Nat wins the 2020 Waya for proprietor Peter Brant, who additionally campaigned the race’s namesake within the late Nineteen Seventies
4-time Eclipse Award-winning coach Chad Brown will ship out defending champ My Sister Nat together with Orglandes in Sunday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya, an 11-furlong interior turf take a look at for fillies and mares, at Belmont Park.
The Fasig-Tipton Waya, slated as Race 8, is a part of a profitable 10-race card that features the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette [Race 9], a one-turn mile for 2-year-old fillies providing a “Win and You are In” berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies; and the Grade 2, $200,000 Pilgrim [Race 4], a 1 1/16-mile turf take a look at for juveniles. First publish on Sunday is 1 p.m. Jap.
Brown will search his fifth profession Waya win and third straight following scores with Goldy Espony , Guapaza , Fools Gold  and My Sister Nat, who captured the 2020 renewal touring 12-furlongs on the interior turf final August at Saratoga to safe her first win in North America.
A Group 3 winner at Longchamp in her native France, the Peter Brant-owned 6-year-old Acclamation bay joined Brown in 2019 and made her first three begins in opposition to elective claiming firm earlier than ending a late-closing second crushed a neck within the Grade 3 Lengthy Island at Aqueduct.
Following her Waya rating, My Sister Nat closed to complete second final 12 months in each the Grade 2 Glens Falls on the Spa and the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont, ending a head in need of Civil Union.
My Sister Nat enters from a closing third within the Grade 1 Flower Bowl on September 4 at Saratoga the place she encountered visitors hassle behind stablemate American Bridge whereas rallying from last-of-6 to complete 2 1/4-lengths again of Warfare Like Goddess.
Brown stated the proficient bay, who has hit the board in 3-of-4 begins this 12 months, is coaching effectively in the direction of her title protection.
“I actually love the way in which she’s coaching and I do not assume she obtained an excellent journey final time. I felt this filly might have been so much nearer on the end,” Brown stated. “She type of bumped into the opposite horse we ran [American Bridge], who was type of in her manner when she wished to make her transfer on the within and it actually price her a pair lengths of momentum. No less than she might have been nearer and made it a bit of bit extra of a race on the finish.”
Though My Sister Nat has but to win on the Belmont turf [6-0-2-3], Brown stated he expects an excellent exhibiting.
“She actually runs good right here. She’s had a pair unfortunate journeys,” Brown stated. “She obtained beat a head within the Flower Bowl, arguably certainly one of her finest races. I really like her on Belmont’s course.”
Brown stated an excellent effort Sunday might propel My Sister Nat to a begin within the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf in November at Del Mar.
“If she will be able to go over there and actually put in a powerful efficiency and her quantity comes again respectable and it appears to be like like she has a shot in there, I would like to make her ultimate begin within the Breeders’ Cup, if we will,” Brown stated.
Bred in France by Ecurie de Monceaux, My Sister Nat is out of the Galileo mare Starlet’s Sister, who produced 2018 Champion Turf Mare Sistercharlie in addition to 2019 Group 1 French Derby winner Sottsass.
Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Surprise Stables and Michael J. Caruso’s Orglandes, a 5-year-old Le Havre bay, will make her third begin of the marketing campaign following sixth-place finishes in each the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay in Could at Belmont and the Grade 2 Glens Falls in August on the Spa.
Final 12 months, the French-bred mare gained 2-of-3 begins, together with a rating within the 11-furlong Grade 3 Pink Carpet Handicap in November at Del Mar.
Brown stated Orglandes has demonstrated a return to type not too long ago in her morning coaching.
“Orglandes is a horse that basically did not come again into type this 12 months. I have been upset together with her,” Brown stated. “She’s come again this final month and is rounding again into type in her works after I believed possibly we had misplaced the 12 months together with her. I gave her a bit of breather and I actually like the way in which she’s turned it round in her works.”
Brown stated an excellent effort Sunday might see Orglandes goal the Grade 3, $400,000 Lengthy Island, a 12-furlong turf take a look at on November 27 on the Large A.
“She obtained to deal with a layoff now and going that far, however I am simply searching for a constructive effort together with her, one thing I can use to the top of the 12 months to get me into the Lengthy Island,” Brown stated.
Jose Ortiz will pilot My Sister Nat from the outermost publish 7, whereas Orglandes will emerge from publish 4 underneath Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Christophe Clement will saddle a pair of formidable contenders in R Unicorn Secure’s Name Me Love and Moyglare Stud Farm’s Lovely Lover.
Name Me Love, a 5-year-old chestnut daughter of Sea the Stars, gained the Group 3 Premio Verziere Memorial Aldo Cirla at San Siro and the Group 2 Premio Lydia Tesio at Capannelle in 2019 in Italy.
Transferred to Clement for her 4-year-old season, Name Me Love hit the board in each the Grade 3 Beaugay at Belmont and the Grade 2 Ballston Spa at Saratoga final 12 months, earlier than securing her first North American stakes triumph within the 12-furlong River Reminiscences on July 11 at Belmont.
Name Me Love enters from a distant seventh within the Grade 3 Glens Falls.
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Lovely Lover, a 5-year-old Arch bay, captured the 2019 Boiling Springs at 1 1/16-miles on the Monmouth turf within the look after former conditioner Chad Brown. Transferred to Clement for her present marketing campaign, the a number of graded-stakes positioned darkish bay completed fifth within the Distaff Turf in March at Tampa Bay Downs forward of a neck win final out over next-out winner Miss Teheran in a 1 1/16-mile optional-claiming occasion June 27 on the Belmont turf.
Out of the Quiet American mare American Skipper, Lovely Lover is a half-sister to New York-bred graded-stakes profitable millionaire Zivo.
Manny Franco will pilot Name Me Love from publish 5, whereas Joel Rosario will information Lovely Lover from publish 6.
Repole Secure homebred At all times Buying, a 5-year-old Superior Once more mare skilled by Corridor of Famer Todd Pletcher, is a graded-stakes winner on filth and turf.
The versatile bay captured the nine-furlong Grade 2 Gazelle in 2019 on the Large A primary observe and added a victory within the 11-furlong Grade 3 Orchid in March on the Gulfstream Park turf.
At all times Buying will stretch out from a two-month layoff out of a fifth-place end within the nine-furlong Grade 3 Matchmaker on July 17 at Monmouth Park.
“We shortened her up in distance the place she’s not at her finest and we’re bringing her again at a mile and three eighths. Hopefully, she will be able to regain her finest type,” Pletcher stated.
Ricardo Santana, Jr. has the decision from publish 2.
Rounding out the sector are Pretty Fortunate [post 1, Dylan Davis] and Sister Otoole [post 3, Luis Saez].
The Waya is known as in honor of Peter Brant and George Strawbridge Jr.’s champion turf mare, who was a four-time Grade 1 winner in america. Waya was a a number of stakes winner in her native France earlier than transferring to america, the place she gained six of her 9 begins, together with in opposition to males within the Grade 1 Man o’ Warfare in 1978, and was named Champion Older Mare the next 12 months.
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