D’AMATO’S GOING GLOBAL ALL HEART IN WINNING GRADE III, $100,000 PROVIDENCIA STAKES BY A NECK; RIDDEN BY PRAT, SHE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.50
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2021)–A resolute Going Global notched her third consecutive stakes win by taking Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck under high-riding Flavien Prat. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 3-year-old Irish-bred filly got a mile and one eighth on grass in 1:48.50.
Content to sit a stalking fourth down the backside as Sensible Cat set leisurely fractions, Going Global was about 2 ½ lengths off the leader at the three furlong marker, kicked into gear two-wide turning for home and outran Closing Remarks late in a game effort.
“We got bumped around at the start, but then we settled in and we found a good spot,” said Prat, who’s been aboard for all three of Going Global’s stateside wins. “The pace was slow, but when it was time to run, she responded really great. She keeps getting better and better. We won at six furlongs, a mile and now a mile and an eighth.”
Owned by CYBT, Michael Dubb, Saul Gervitz, Michael Nentwig and Ray Pagano, Going Global stretched out a furlong off a three quarter length win in the one mile China Doll Stakes March 6 and paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.20 as the 3-5 favorite among a field of seven sophomore fillies.
“I always thought a lot of this filly’s ability,” said D’Amato. “It has just kind of been one race after another to assess how far she’d go. Last time she went a mile, I went down there to watch her cool out and she was just as cool as a cucumber, she wouldn’t have blown out a match. I had a good feeling that this race at a mile and an eighth was well within her reach.”
Three for three in Southern California, Going Global now has a pair of graded stakes victories and four wins from seven overall starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $188,792.
One of two California-breds in the race, Closing Remarks ran a tremendous race at the rail through the stretch and finished 3 ¼ lengths clear of stablemate Sensible Cat. Off at 4-1 with Umberto Rispoli, Closing Remarks paid $3.40 and $2.80.
Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Sensible Cat, also a fellow Cal-bred, was off at 8-1 and paid $3.40 to show.
Fractions on the race were 24.38, 49.00, 1:13.35 and 1:37.02.