Cozi Rosie was up in time in yesterday’s Grade 2 Buena Vista Handicap at a mile on the lawn at Santa Anita. After a nine month layoff, John Sadler had this filly tuned to perfection and she turned in a powerful run from the top of the stretch to the wire. Mike Smith saved ground into the first turn, but gave the filly running room and fanned her wide around the field of 9, where she was able to stretch her legs. Owned and bred by Jerry and Anne Moss, this filly is showing all the promise she hinted at last year, and more. She has an enormous stride, (watch it here) and should go on to bigger and better on the turf.
Cozi Rosie is by Pleasantly Perfect out of Felidia (IRE), by Golden Fleece. She is part of the first crop to race by Pleasantly Perfect, Breeder’s Cup Classic and Dubai World Cup winner. He is also the sire of Shared Account, winner of this year’s Breeder’s Cup F & M Turf. For a young sire, it appears that he is throwing some very nice turf females. He looks like a bargain at $7500 and stands at Lane’s End.