“This was our first time running her because she was coming from another
“I told Florent ‘ride her like you own her and need the money really bad.'”
Breaking from the rail, I’m a Chatterbox seized control early and established
I’m a Chatterbox kept winging through six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 and began to
spurt away into the stretch. Widening her advantage, the chestnut crossed the
wire eight lengths clear and completed the mile and 70 yards in 1:43 1/5. She
sparked a $19.20 win mutuel.
“I had her in a good spot, she was moving easily and got to the front easy,”
Geroux recapped. “She was going pretty fast but she had plenty in the tank left
down the lane.”
Forever Unbridled rallied to head Money’soncharlotte for the runner-up spot.
“She ran boldly,” jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. said. “I thought she ran
incredible race. She is coming forward and she ran big. We had a great trip
outside in the clear the whole way and our filly loomed up there turning for
home and she ran incredible race for it being only her third run.”
West Coast Belle suffered her first loss in fourth. Divine Dawn tired to
fifth, followed by Top Decile, Queen’s Ready, Zooming and Slava.
I’m a Chatterbox was originally trained by Ken McPeek, for whom she captured
her October 15 debut at Keeneland. Third in her two-turn bow in an entry-level
allowance at Churchill Downs November 9, she was fourth in the November 29
Golden Rod (G2), beaten eight lengths by West Coast Belle. I’m a Chatterbox
engineered a massive form reversal here, improving her resume to 4-2-0-1,
The Kentucky-bred is a half-sister to the stakes-placed duo of Pegasus Again
(Fusaichi Pegasus) and Lady Bear (Bluegrass Cat). They are out of the multiple
stakes-placed Chit Chatter (Lost Soldier), herself a full sister to multiple
stakes-winning stakes producer Chatter Chatter.
The Silverbulletday was one of a trio of non-graded stakes on “Road to the
Derby Kickoff Day,” which featured the Lecomte (G3) for the three-year-olds and
the Col. E.R. Bradley (G3) on turf.
Hard Aces negotiated 1 1/16 miles in 1:44 3/5 to earn his first stakes
Rounding out the non-graded action, Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Notte d’Oro (Medaglia
The aptly named Notte d’Oro is out of stakes heroine and multiple Grade
2-placed May Night (Gulch), who is also the dam of current Hawthorne Gold Cup
(G2) winner Red Rifle (Giant’s Causeway). Victorious in a course-and-distance
allowance on December 18, Notte d’Oro has earned $111,060 from her 7-4-0-0 line.