Pure Silver Dominates Adirondack Stakes
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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In her first time outside of New York-bred company,Pure Silver showed she was up to the challenge when she shook free of her competition and pulled away to win the Aug. 12 $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2) by 9 1/2 lengths. Now undefeated in three starts, Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Mission Impazible. The filly gave trainer Todd Pletcher his fifth victory in the grade 2 race at Saratoga Race Course

"She won pretty convincingly," Pletcher said. "She's pretty fast. She didn't actually get away quite as easily as she normally does, but she made up for it quickly and got to the lead the right way. She kind of ran them off their feet from there.

"It's been a hard track sometimes to make up a lot of ground on. We knew that this filly was naturally fast and we were going to let her do her thing."

The trainer said that he would consider the grade 1 Spinaway Stakes for the filly's next start. 

"I think we'll certainly take a look at it (the Spinaway)," he said. "She's a filly who has carried her condition really well. Now having run three times, she looks fantastic."

In the 6 1/2-furlong test for juvenile fillies, Pletcher stablemate Stainless stumbled out of the gate as longshot Di Maria tried to take the early lead but was beat out by Pure Silver, who assumed control. With jockey John Velazquez aboard, Pure Silver led the field of eight through quick fractions of :22.44 and :45.48 for the first half-mile. The final time over the fast track was 1:17.22. 

Off as the 8-5 favorite, Pure Silver returned $5.40, $3.30, and $2.90.

Pure Silver made her debut June 22 at Belmont Park, another front-running effort she won by 1 1/2 lengths. She picked up a black-type win in her next start, the July 16 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont, where she lost her footing at the start, traveled two-wide on the backstretch, and won by 1 1/2 lengths. She now has earnings of $217,200. 

Bred in New York by her owner Twin Creeks Farm, Pure Silver is out of the stakes-winning Forest Wildcat mare Jehan. 

Twin Creeks also raced her sire, a multiple graded stakes winner and earner of more than $1.2 million.

Pure Silver is the first graded stakes winner for Mission Impazible, a current second-crop sire at Sequel Stallions New York who stood for a $7,500 fee in 2017 

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