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Well-Traveled Sophia's Song Takes on Lexus Raven Run

October 21, 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 21) – When Mathis Stable and Head of Plain Partners’ Sophia’s Song starts in Saturday’s Lexus Raven Run (G2), she will be making the seventh start of her career at the sixth track.

“She’s been everywhere. She adapts very easily,” Ginny DePasquale, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher, said about the 3-year-old Bellamy Road filly who is out of full sister to two-time champion sprinter Housebuster.

Sophia’s Song, a Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate, made the first two starts of her career on the all-weather track at Woodbine, running second in her debut and winning her next race. At Gulfstream Park, she won an allowance race last December.

She raced for the first time for Pletcher and her current owners at Laurel in March, winning the one-mile Caesar’s Wish Stakes. Five months later at Saratoga, Sophia’s Song was second in a 6½-furlong allowance race to Irish Jasper, who went on to win Keeneland’s Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) on Oct. 8.

Sophia’s Song last raced in the seven-furlong Charles Town Oaks (G3) and finished third behind Covey Trace, who also returns in the Lexus Raven Run.

Pletcher, who won the Lexus Raven Run in 2010 with Hilda’s Passion, will take the blinkers off Sophia’s Song for the race. She will be ridden by Robby Albarado, who won the race in 2007 on Jibboom.

Head of Plains Partners co-owns another Lexus Raven Run contender, Lightstream, with Up Hill Stable. She won Keeneland’s Adena Springs Beaumont (G3) in April.