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E Z Kitty remains razor-sharp prevails in Pegasus Training Center Stakes | Emerald Downs
E Z Kitty capped a phenomenal season with a dominant 3 3/4-length victory over defending champion Cielator in the $50,000 Pegasus Training Center Stakes for older fillies and mares.
Under regular rider Anne Sanguinetti at 123 lbs, E Z Kitty ran 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 41.43 seconds and paid $3, $2.10 and $2.10. Jeff Metz is the trainer for owners Bruce and Cass Maller of Incline Village, NV.
Cielator, the early leader ridden by ridden Ronald Richard at 121, was easily second and paid $2.40 and $2.20. It was four lengths back to Royal Moses, ridden by Javier Matias at 123, and a $2.80 show payoff.
In second place early, E Z Kitty engaged Cielator on the last turn, powered to the lead into the stretch, and drew off to the wire.
"It was a carbon copy of the (Emerald Distaff), but she was going even easier," Sanguinetti said of E Z Kitty. "She's very professional. The more I've ridden her, the more we know each other.
"I feel like she knows what I want, and I know what she wants. Kitty, she loves a fight. She wants to chase a horse. If she gets out by herself, she's not as interested anymore because it's easy. She wants to be in that fight, so I want a horse to follow like that."
A 5-year-old Washington-bred by He's Tops-Envision the Cat, E Z Kitty continues to compile a list of remarkable achievements. She has an overall record of 12-4-3 in 22 starts with earnings of $263,340, including $27,025 for Sunday's win.
E Z Kitty is 3-2-1 in six starts at the current Emerald meet, with wins in the Pegasus Training Center Stakes, Hastings Handicap and Emerald Distaff. Honors as the track's top older filly or Mare are a mere formality, and E Z Kitty also has a good chance to be voted Top Washington-bred.
E Z Kitty's 2013 record, including four starts at Turf Paradise, is 5-3-2 in 10 starts and she leads all Washington-breds in yearly earnings with $165,024. She also joins Noosa Beach, Wasserman and Ladyledue and as the only multiple Washington Cup winners; E Z Kitty's first stakes victory was in the 2011 Comcast SportsNet Stakes.