Arcadia, CA (May 15, 2020) – Harris Farm’s homebred Civil Suit blew the field away in her first start over the main track to break her maiden by nearly fourteen lengths in the 7th race as racing resumed at Santa Anita Park.
The 4-year-old filly had made her first two starts sprinting on the turf, finishing third on debut. Switched to the main track today, the daughter of Lucky Pulpit relished the surface change. She dashed away at the start and dueled for and gained the lead shortly after the opening quarter. Opening up by three and one-half lengths passing the quarter pole, jockey Assael Espinoza encouraged the blazed-face bay and she was eight lengths in front by mid-stretch. The margin increased again by nearly double in the final furlong as she galloped past the wire.
Trained by Dan Blacker, Civil Suit was produced by the winning Tiznow mare, Sioux Zen. Her dam foaled her half-brother on April 12 by Acclimation at Harris Farms. Her granddam is the multiple G1-winner Dispute.