03/16/18 | Tampa, FL – Dare To Dream Stable’s The Weef was attempting to reel off back to back wins at Tampa Bay Downs when she stepped onto the track for race #7. Coming off a very hard fought victory in her last race, she would now be facing winners for the first time. The Weef was the slight betting favorite in this full field of 10 sprinting 7 furlongs on the dirt. As she normally does, The Weef broke alertly and immediately was sent up to attend the early pace. Jockey Ademar Santos then decided to let the two early speed horses have the lead while sitting in a perfect spot in 3rd just a few lengths off those combatants. After the first 1/4 mile, Santos had The Weef 3 lengths off the pace while traveling comfortably. The gorgeous bay daughter of Gone Astray was looking like she was poised to pounce on the leaders at slightest inkling from Santos & he was just waiting for the right moment to unleash The Weef on the top pair. With a half-mile in the books not much had changed in positioning, except the riders on the two frontrunners were starting to scrub on their horses to keep them going while Santos had not even asked The Weef for her run yet. Turning for home, Santos decided it was time and he launched his bid while swinging 3 wide, swallowing up ground with each stride. The Weef suddenly took command at the top of the stretch, responded when she was asked and pulled away under brisk handling to easily put away the rest of the field by a commanding 4 1/2 lengths at the wire. She made this victory look like a walk in the park. The Weef has now compiled a record of 2 Wins, 3 Seconds, and a Third from 10 career starts and with her improving with each race more wins are coming!
Congratulations to all the Dare To Dream Stable Partners who have celebrated two victories in just 3 short weeks with The Weef. Kudos to trainer Rodolphe Brisset who is “Red Hot” at Tampa Bay Downs right now and is really making a name for himself as one of the sharpest young trainers in the game & a force to be reckoned with! Thanks to jockey Ademar Santos who seems to fit The Weef like a glove and has given her two outstanding rides.