Katie Said and Fancy Desire picked up victories in divisions of the Ladyship Stakes in the Historic Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday night. The races for 3-year-old pacing fillies are part of the Grand Circuit and each carried a purse of $34,712.
In the first division, Katie Said bounced back from breaking issues in her previous two starts to score with a first-over grind in 1:51.2 for driver Marcus Miller. That Woman Hanover and driver Mike Wilder finished 1 ¾ lengths behind in second, with favorite Table Talk and driver Corey Callahan third.
A daughter of Well Said, Katie Said is a half sister to the 2003 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Kikikatie, as well as star performers Just Wait Kate and Kiss Me Kate. Bred by Arlene and Jules Siegel, Katie Said was purchased as a yearling for $67,000. She is trained by Julie Miller and owned by the Andy Miller Stable in partnership with Black Horse Racing.
In the second split, 13-1 shot Fancy Desire made a second move from the pocket and won in 1:49.1, closing out her mile with a final quarter of :26.4 to edge Weeper by a half length. The time was the faster in the division this year on a five-eighths mile oval by a wide margin. George Napolitano Jr. drove for trainer Kevin Carr.
With her second win in five starts this year, Fancy Desire ended the seven-race winning streak by Weeper, dating back to last August. Weeper went off the 1-5 favorite in the race. Hunger Games finished third for Ron Pierce. Breeders Crown champion Uffizi Hanover made a first-over move at the three-quarters but settled for fifth.
Owned by Howard Jacobs, Fancy Desire is a daughter of Real Desire. (with files from Pocono Downs)