Megascape wires Valley Stream
Robert L Beck’s MEGASCAPE (Cape Canaveral) took the lead soon
after the start and never looked back en route to a sharp 2 1/4-length
score in the $101,500 Valley Stream S. (G3) at Aqueduct on
Sunday. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the two-year-old filly broke
well and set splits of :22, :45 1/5 and :57 1/5 before completing
the six-furlong feature in 1:10 1/5. The
dark bay was ridden by John Velazquez and gave back $11.60, $3.40
and $2.10 at 9-2.
Alfonsina (Grand Slam), the 3-5 choice, closed well from off
the pace to gain place honors, worth $2.50 and $2.10 while
completing the $30.80 exacta. More Moonlight (More Than Ready)
got the show, good for $2.10 while rounding out the $57.50
trifecta at 3-1. Winsome (War Chant) was 5 3/4 lengths farther
back and trailed by Galatic Cat (Forest Wildcat), who was pulled
up prior to the finish.
Megascape moved her mark to 5-3-0-1 with earnings of $161,740.
The filly captured the Joseph A.Gimma S. for New York breds two
Bred in the Empire State by Sez Who Thoroughbreds, the winner
was purchased at the 2004 OBS Two-Year-Old In-Training Sale for
$80,000. She was produced from the winning Megaturn mare Bigger
Half, and has an unnamed yearling half-brother by Rizzi.