2023 Adirondack Stakes: Brightwork’s time to shine

An impressive performance from a high-quality two-year-old filly headlined Sunday’s sport at Saratoga, when Brightwork extended her unbeaten record to three with a wide-margin victory in the G3 Adirondack Stakes 2023

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Adirondack Stakes

G3, $200,000, 6 1/2f dirt, 2yo fillies

Brightwork’s time to shine

All eight runners in the Adirondack were unbeaten before the gates opened, and only one could still hold that distinction after the wire. That was Brightwork, who took her streak to three with a romping score in Sunday’s feature at Saratoga, leaving a big impression when storming clear of favorite Here U Come Again and Streaming Now.

The 5-1 fourth-choice was always traveling sweetly for Irad Ortiz just off the pace set by Here U Come Again, before moving to the front-runner at the eighth-pole and quickly putting her away, drawing right off through the closing stages to win by a widening five lengths. Streaming Now had been prominent throughout but faded, coming along three and three-quarter lengths further back in third.

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Brightwork wins the 2023 Adirondack Stakes

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“We specifically targeted this race after she broke her maiden,” said trainer John Ortiz (no relation to jockey Irad). “She blows me away – the sky is the limit with this filly.”

The G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies over a mile-sixteenth at Santa Anita is the end-of-year goal for Brightwork, who had made her stakes breakthrough at Ellis Park last month. She will prep for the big one in the G1 Spinaway here over seven furlongs on September 3.

Adirondack Stakes 2023 Race Payouts

HorseWinPlaceShow
1. Brightwork12.204.903.90
2. Here U Come Again 3.603.00
3. Streaming Now  4.60

Winning time: 1m 16.85s

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