(Mouffy wins Ellis Park Turf Stakes on Sunday / Coady Photography)

From the Ellis Park Media Team / Kevin Kerstein:

Augustin Stable’s Mouffy made a bold late rally to pass favored Lovely Princess in deep stretch to win Sunday’s $125,000 Ellis Park Turf.

          Mouffy is trained by Jonathan Thomas and was piloted by Emmanuel Esquivel. The Ellis Park Turf was Mouffy’s first stakes victory. She completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.46.

          It was a good start to the Ellis Park Turf Stakes as Sahlabiya inherited the lead from the rail. Mouffy sat fourth in the early stages and saved ground through an opening quarter-mile in :24.50. Up the backside, Sahlabiya continued to the lead the field through a moderate half-mile in :48.96. Esquivel kept Mouffy to the inside around the far turn while 7-5 favorite Lovely Princess made a three-wide bid at the quarter-pole. At the top of the stretch, Esquivel tipped Mouffy to the two-path as she began to pass the tiring pacesetters. At the eighth-pole, Mouffy dove inside of Lovely Princess and pushed clear to a one-length victory. Bipartisanship(GB) rallied from the back of the pack to round out the top 3.

          Mouffy is a 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo out of the Smart Strike mare Truly Together. The homebred’s record now stands at 6-4-1-0 with purse earnings of $207,920.

          Here is the complete order of finish for the Ellis Park Turf Stakes (with $2 mutuel payouts):

  1. Mouffy ($13.78, $5.94, $3.84)
  2. Lovely Princess (X, $3.18, $2.36)
  3. Bipartisanship (X, X, $3.56)
  4. Juncture
  5. Misread
  6. Tasweya
  7. Arm Candy
  8. Sahlabiya
  9. Dealing Justice

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