Ninth of 11 through the first three furlongs of the 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint for Virginia-bred and Virginia-sired fillies and mares, the 3-year-old Trophy Collector ($7.80) was still only sixth, some three lengths behind, at the eighth pole. But she rallied between horses under Eric Camacho and prevailed by a head over 10-1 shot R. Larry Johnson’s And a Cherry Tree, completing the distance over a course rated good in 1:06.30.
Doris E. Jones’ Shesabopper was a neck behind And a Cherry Tree at 37-1, and a neck in front of the fourth-place finisher, Hidden Point Farm, Inc.’s Huge.
Ever Green Racing’s River Fancy, second with a furlong remaining, faded to 10th as the 9-5 favorite.
Trained by Rodney Jenkins, Trophy Collector was making her first start on grass after winning 2 of 5 starts on dirt. In her stakes debut last time out, she finished third of five in the Grade 3 Miss Preakness at Pimlico.
(Photo by Jeff Coady/Coady Photography)