Quattroelle wins the Blue Norther Listed Stakes at Santa Anita
Quattroelle unleashed an impressive turn of foot in the late stages of the Blue Norther S. at Santa Anita to win by three quarters of a length under Tyler Baze. Quattroelle saved ground along the inside to the far turn while about five lengths off the lead. Straightening for home, she angled outside of pacesetter Michalska and gamely held off a stout challenge from favored Javanica to her outside to win in-hand on the wire.
‘She’s a nice filly’, said Baze. ‘I don’t know how good she is, she is just very nice. She still has a lot of learning. Once I hit the lead, she was pulling herself up all the way down the lane, really just having fun’. Campaigned by Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, Quattroelle broke her maiden going a mile on turf in her U.S. debut Oct. 3 before finishing third in the Jimmy Durante. ‘She ran great and we weren’t surprised’, said trainer Jeff Mullins. ‘She got knocked sideways real bad last time at Del Mar and she should’ve won. She’s a real hard trying filly and she’s done everything we’ve asked her’.
Quattroelle was purchased privately with Joe Miller of Kern Thoroughbreds after an eye catching debut in a Leopardstown maiden.