Fatale Bere Rallies To Win Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes
Santa Anita Press Release
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 7, 2018)–Idle since Nov. 25, French-bred Fatale Bere rallied under eastern-based Joel Rosario to take Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes by 1 ½ lengths. Trained by Leonard Powell, she got a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita turf in 1:47.48.
Fourth, about three lengths off pacesetter Ms Bad Behavior heading into the far turn, Fatale Bere wheeled three-wide turning for home as Rosario waited until she straightened to call upon her. With an eye catching turn of foot, she leveled off and ran past Ms Bad Behavior for an impressive win.
Off at 7-1 in a field of eight sophomore fillies, Fatale Bere paid $17.80, $7.80 and $4.00.
Owned by Benowitz Family Trust, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Mark Mathiesen and Mathilde Powell, Fatale Bere now has four wins from seven starts, with her last four races coming in Southern California. With the winner’s share of $90,000, she increased her earnings to $212,619.
On the lead until deep stretch, Ms Bad Behavior finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of favored Paved. Off at 9-5 with Kent Desormeaux, she paid $3.60 and $2.40.
Paved, was ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, was close to the pace throughout and lacked the necessary kick, finishing third, a neck in front of Pulpit Rider. Off as the 7-5 favorite, Paved paid $2.40 to show.