September 28, 2023

Finery gets up late in Athenia

Last updated: 10/31/04 5:29 PM

Finery gets up late in Athenia

Althea Richards’ homebred FINERY (Lear Fan) put in a powerful
late burst to earn a victory in the $115,700 Athenia H. (G3) at
Aqueduct on Sunday.

The Bill Turner Jr. trainee was content to sit in midpack in
the early stages while rating kindly under Pablo Fragoso as With
Patience (With Approval) and Madeira Mist (Ire) (Grand Lodge)
traded pacesetting duties through moderate splits of :25 2/5, :50
1/5 and 1:14 3/5 for the initial six furlongs. Turning for home,
Finery dipped outside and put in her best run, completing 1
1/16-grassy miles in 1:43 3/5 en route to her initial stakes
tally. The 6-1 shot gave back $15.20, $8.30 and $6 while topping
a $133.50 exacta and $970 trifecta (3-12-1).

Madeira Mist held on valiantly for second, a neck clear of
third. The mare paid $8.90 and $5.10 at 8-1. With Patience
garnered show honors at 8-1, worth $5.80. Snowdrops (GB) (Gulch)
was next and followed by Delta Princess (A.P. Indy), Mystery
Itself (Pulpit), Coney Kitty (Ire) (Lycius), French Hideaway
(French Deputy), Lady of the Future (Eastern Echo), Something
Ventured (Cobra King) and Andover Lady (Kris S.). Cloakof
Vagueness (El Prado [Ire]) and Vespers (Known Fact) were

Finery reeled off her second consecutive score and earned her
first against stakes company while running her mark to 10-4-4-0
with a bankroll of $200,320. The four-year-old was bred in
Virginia and is the second stakes winner produced from the Ack
Ack mare Duds.