SERENGETI EMPRESS Dominates from Gate to Wire in G2 Azeri

Finishing a narrow runner-up last out in the $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic-G3 in her first start back since placing in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff-G1, SERENGETI EMPRESS was never threatened and basically was under a hand ride the entire race taking the $350,000 Azeri S.-G2 by 6 1/4 lengths. The 4-year-old filly by ALTERNATION set early fractions of :23 1/5, :46 2/5 and 1:11 1/5. Her final time for the 1 1/16 miles on a sloppy sealed track was 1:44 2/5, good for a 101 Beyer Figure. In her wake were G1 SW/millionaire Street Band, Falls City H.-G2 winner Mylady Curlin and Houston Ladies Classic winner Lady Apple. Last year, the 2019 Eclipse Award finalist for 3YO Filly won the Kentucky Oaks-G1 and finished runner-up to Champion 3YO Filly/Champion Female Sprinter Covfefe in the seven-furlong Test S.-G1, only beaten 1/2 length, and in the Acorn S.-G1. Lifetime record: 14-6-3-1, $1,731,520. O-Joel Politi. B-Tri Eques Bloodstock, LLC. T-Tom Amoss.