OKLAHOMA CITY – My Master Plan finished her perfect first season of racing, going to the track four times and winning four times. She capped her undefeated 2-year-old campaign by taking the $100,000 Trapeze Stakes for fillies on Sunday at Remington Park.
Owned by Joyce and Dan McGough of Granbury, Texas and trained by Donnie Von Hemel, My Master Plan attempted her first race around two turns and at more than 6-1/2 furlongs in the one-mile Trapeze. Under jockey Luis Quinonez she quickly went to the front in the field of nine and never looked back but did have to hold on late to keep a screaming charge by Dorodansa at bay in order to score by a head.
My Master Plan measured her energy in the opening quarter-mile, traveling in :24.00 seconds before picking things up at the half-mile in :47.31. She handled six furlongs in 1:12.11 before crossing the finish in 1:38.98 over the sloppy track.
“She’s a nice filly and does everything right,” Quinonez said. “She was very relaxed around the turn and was able to put them away.”
In her previous three races, My Master Plan had not led completely from the start but was usually not too far from the lead. Her tactical speed gave her connections options in running strategy.
“We thought she might be there (on the front),” Von Hemel said. “She was a little late switching to her right lead (in the stretch). She had just enough to hold off (Dorodansa) in a head-bob at the end. We were fortunate.”
My Master Plan was 5-1 in the betting and paid $12.60 to win, $5.40 to place and $3.60 to show. Doradansa paid $7.40 to place and $3.20 to show. Family Tree rallied wide for third, three-quarters of a length behind the winner, paying $2.60 to show.
The Trapeze Stakes was the second consecutive stakes win for My Master Plan at Remington Park. She won the E.L. Gaylord Memorial in October in her previous outing. A perfect four-for-four at Remington Park this season, the $60,000 first-place share of the Trapeze purse moves the career total for My Master Plan to $130,767.
A daughter of Oratory from the Vice Regent mare One O Seven, My Master Plan was bred in Texas by Dan McGough.
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Source: Remington Park