|Sweet Reason takes the Test, prevailing over a crowd of|
horses in an exciting renewal of this Grade 1 race | WMML photo
The 2014 renewal of the Grade 1 Test was no exception as the top five finishers were within three lengths of each other.
The start featured Fiftyshadesofgold and Southern Honey dueling at the front. Miss Behaviour stayed a length behind. Sweet Reason was well off the pace.
Heading into the stretch, upset-minded Little Alexis joined the crew when Sweet Reason made up ground and took the lead, prevailing to win by a narrow length over four horses all within a neck of each other.
It's Sweet Reason's third career Grade 1 victory, after posting victories in the Acorn at Belmont Park and the Spinaway last year at Saratoga. In her win in the Spinaway, she romped in the stretch, pulling away by 5 1/2 lengths on a sloppy track at this same distance.
Irad Ortiz, Jr. rode the winner for trainer Leah Gyarmati and owner Treadway Racing Stable.