PIANIST grand in Gallorette!
The Hidden Brook partners were singing in the (light) rain on Preakness Day when Pianist took $150,000 G3 Gallorette Handicap in front running fashion to win by nearly 3 lengths.
The striking chestnut filly by More Than Ready, out of the Red Ransom mare Red Piano, broke alertly and went straight to the lead, setting early fractions of 23.34, 46.65, and 1:10.54 under the confident hands of Mike Smith.
Turning for home, Pianist looked relaxed and in control, and responded when asked to gradually open up her short lead to 2-3/4 lengths. Trained by Chad Brown, 4-year-old filly, bred by Grapestock LLC, completed the mile and a sixteenth in 1:40 and 3.
Click here to watch the Race Replay.
photo by Marie Perdue