Echo Zulu wins 2022 Dogwood Stakes (GIII)

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Reigning champion 2-year-old filly  ECHO ZULU  made it five stakes wins on Saturday for her sire with a dominant performance in the GIII Dogwood S. under the lights at Churchill Downs. Last seen tasting defeat for the first time when a tiring fourth behind Secret Oath (Arrogate) in the GI Longines Kentucky Oaks over this track, the $300,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase was off at 51 cents on the dollar to return to winning ways and did just that. Away quickest of all from the inside barrier, the Steve Asmussen showed the way through moderate fractions as you could have thrown a blanket across the five of them at the half-mile. They were all stacked up behind the champ, ready to pounce if the favorite faltered, but Echo Zulu went through her gears in the final furlong and a half and crossed the wire some five lengths to the good of Tarabi (First Samurai). Colorful Mischief (Into Mischief) was third. Adding to Gun Runner's Grade I sweep Saturday afternoon at Parx were 11-1 Sixtythreecaliber in the Seneca Overnight S. and Gunite in the Fort Harrod S. prior to Echo Zulu's tour-de-force. 


Photo Credit: Coady

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