Placed in a local Grade 2 stakes race last out, ANCHOR DOWN’s Captured Prize was a winner at Puerto Rico’s Hipodromo Camarero on Saturday.
Going off as the second choice, the filly raced three wide in the seven furlong race within a length of the leader for much of the race. Having a target in front of her as they turned into the stretch after the favorite opened up a few lengths on the field, Captured Prize switched into high gear to chase the horse down.
It took nearly the whole stretch but Captured Prize stuck her nose in front just before the wire and kept it there with all but one other horse finishing open lengths behind the pair.
It was the fourth on-the-board finish in five starts for Captured Prize, who has raced exclusively in stakes company since breaking her maiden.
Bred by Blandford Stud and raced by Sonata Stable, the multiple stakes placed filly is from the extended family of Refuse To Bend with her page also including multiple graded stakes winner Coal Front and Grade 2 winner Azar.
ANCHOR DOWN’s four stakes horses makes him a top 10 second crop sire and puts him just behind stallions such as Frosted and Laoban with over 20 fewer runners than all but one other Kentucky-based stallion in the top 15.
ANCHOR DOWN also has the second highest winner to starter percentage of any Kentucky-based second crop sire with nearly 52% of his starters breaking their maiden and 14% performing at stakes level.