04/27/19 | Louisville, KY – Dare To Dream Stable’s Mistress At Sea made her first appearance at Churchill Downs a memorable one by taking a compact field of four in a wire to wire victory. It was opening night at the historic Twin Spires oval, and Mistress provided the Dare To Dream Stable partners the thrill of celebrating in the Churchill Down’s winner’s circle. With the field of seven scratched down to four, Mistress would be breaking from the rail in this 6 furlong sprint. As soon as the gates sprung open the diminutive bay daughter of Midshipman broke like a rocket and immediately opened up a two length advantage. Jockey Miguel Mena did a fantastic job of getting Mistress to the front where she likes to be dictating the pace. After setting an opening fraction of 22.22, Mistress was engaged a bit by the speedy Lady Lucy, but Mena didn’t let that foe get close enough as they shook clear. After a half mile, Mistress At Sea continued to maintain a 1-2 length lead over her closest rivals. When they made the bend and turned for home, Mistress maintained a 2 length advantage, and there was only one rival who began closing a bit and looked to have a chance in the deep stretch. Mena roused his filly a bit more and she responded, holding Thea Bee and jockey Adam Beschizza at bay as Mistress crossed the line 1/2 length in front. It was another 5 1/2 lengths back to 3rd place finisher Lady Lucy. This was Mistress At Sea’s 2nd victory in only 4 career starts and her second in three starts to begin her 3 yr old season. She has earnings of $35,010 in her brief career.
Congratulations to all the Dare To Dream Stable partners on this real nice victory in front of 27,000 people on opening night of the Churchill Downs meet. Credit goes out to trainer Danny Werre and Charlena Shenk Werre for a fantastic training job. They have kept the little spitfire happy and healthy since returning to the track earlier in the year. Also kudos to Danny who recorded his first career victory at Churchill Downs as a trainer. Congrats to jockey Miguel Mena who was riding Mistress At Sea for the first time. He rode her perfectly and kept her happy on the front end!