2YO AVANTIKA Becomes Newest Blacktype Winner
Previouly blacktype-placed, AVANTIKA got her first stakes win with a three-length score of the seven-furlong Clasico Accion de Gracias S.-G1 PR. The 2-year-old filly from the third crop of ALTERNATION raced on the inside and them between horses heading into the turn, taking the lead shortly thereafter but with a horse to challenge her on the outside. AVANTIKA continued to lead the way and eventually pulled away in the final furlong to get the victory against runners by Bodemeister, Fast Anna, Mr Speaker, Competitive Edge, Gemologist, and Raison d’Etat. The Accion de Gracias is one of only two Grade 1 stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Camarero Race Track. The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2018 Yearling purchase won her second career start and then was runner-up in her next outing, the Clasico Eduardo Cautino Insua S.-G3. Lifetime record: 5-2-2-1, $41,949. O-JAL Racing. B-Equus Farm. T-Jose D. Velez.