LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 18, 2013) – Pin Oak Stable’s Overheard passed Nellie Cashman at the sixteenth pole and went on to win the 23rd running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) for 3-year-old fillies by a length before a College Scholarship Day crowd of 19,568.
Trained by Malcolm Pierce and ridden by Eurico Da Silva, Overheard raced near the back of the pack in the early going as Stormin Elle set the pace.
On the far turn, Overheard began picking off horses, swung to the outside entering the stretch and surged past Nellie Cashman, who had taken the lead from Stormin Elle. Overheard ran the 1 1/16 miles on a turf course labeled as firm in 1:43.35.
A Kentucky-bred daughter of Macho Uno out of the Thunder Gulch mare Whisper to Me, Overheard captured her second stakes victory and first in graded company. The victory was worth $90,000 and improved Overheard’s earnings to $323,696 with a record of 10-4-3-3.
Sent off as the third choice in the field of 12, Overheard returned $12.40, $5.60 and $3.40. Nellie Cashman, ridden by Forest Boyce, returned $4.80 and $4.20 with favored Summer of Fun finishing 1¾ lengths back in third and returning $2.80 to show under Joe Rocco Jr.
It was a length back to Frivolous, who was followed in order by Unbelievable Dream, Sustained, Stormin Elle, Yuzuru, Miss Lamour, Every Way, I O Ireland and Hedonemewrongsong.
The 15th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies going seven furlongs on the main track highlights a 10-race program Saturday that begins at 1:05 p.m. (ET). The Lexus Raven Run is scheduled as the ninth race with a 5:23 p.m. post time.