Courtesy of Santa Anita Park ARCADIA, CA (Oct. 1, 2022) – A gem of consistency under any conditions, Nick Alexander’s homebred Connie Swingle remained unbeaten down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course as she held off a fast-finishing Pammy’s Ready by a neck in Saturday’s $85,000 Unzip Me Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Handled by regular rider Kyle Frey, who doubled on the day, Connie Swingle, a California-bred daughter of Grazen, got about 6 ½ furlongs down the hill in 1:11.87.
Lapped on pacesetter Delmona to the dirt crossing, Connie Swingle, who gave Phil D’Amato his second training win on the day, blasted clear a furlong out and registered her second stakes win and her first in open company. Unbeaten in three hillside tries and a winner of four out of her last five starts, all with Frey, Connie Swingle is now 9-6-2-1 overall.
A half length winner of a five furlong turf allowance at Del Mar Sept. 2, Connie Swingle, who is out of the Sky Mesa mare Sky Marni, was off as the 6-5 favorite in a field of nine and paid $4.60, $3.00 and $2.60.
Far back early under Ramon Vazquez, Pammy’s Ready simply ran out of real estate as the wire appeared in time for the winner. Off at 20-1, Pammy’s Ready finished three quarters of a length in front of Countess Rosina and paid $13.40 and $9.00.
Ridden by Ryan Curatolo, Countess Rosina paid $6.40 to show while off at 13-1.
Fractions on the race were 21.53, 43.52 and 1:05.75.