3YO AVANTIKA Wins Second Straight Stakes
AVANTIKA kicked off her 3-year-old campaign with a 3 3/4-length win in the seven-furlong Clasico Versets Jet S.-G3 PR. The daughter of ALTERNATION stalked the pace early no more than three lengths back. She moved up to seize the lead near the top of the stretch and pulled away for her second consecutive blacktype win, defeating daughters of Gemologist, Jimmy Creed and Fast Anna. AVANTIKA was coming off a three-length score in the Clasico Accion de Gracias S.-G1 PR, 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: 6-3-2-1, $66,170. O-JAL Racing. B-Equus Farm. T-Jose D. Velez.