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Sassy Image Wins US Gr1 Humana Distaff Handicap
The 4YO mare Sassy Image (Broken Vow-Ideal Image, by Hennessy) returned from throat surgery to score a 3-lengths victory in the US$300,000 Gr1 Humana Distaff Handicap (7 furlongs) for mares 4YO & up at Churchill Downs. Sassy Image (ridden by Robby Albarado for trainer Dale Romans) defeated front-running favourite & fellow 4YO mare Hilda's Passion (Canadian Frontier-Executricker, by El Prado) & another 4YO mare Amen Hallelujah (Montbrook-Sara's Success, by Concorde's Tune). Sassy Image (a US$42,000 yearling at the 2008 Keeneland September Sale) took her record to 5 wins (also including January's Listed Sweetest Chant Stakes over 8 furlongs at Gulfstream Park, plus 2009's Gr2 Golden Rod Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs & Listed Pocahontas Stakes over 8 furlongs at Churchill Downs) & 3 placings (including 2009's Gr2 Adirondack Stakes over 6.5 furlongs at Saratoga) from 12 starts for US$532,355 earnings.