(June 22, 2008) – Robert Hovelson’s Swingit made a last-to-first move on the far turn under Brian Hernandez Jr. to sweep past five rivals and cruise to a 1 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s $50,400 headliner at Churchill Downs for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.
Trained by Hal Wiggins, Swingit scored her second victory over the Matt Winn Turf Course. Her initial victory over the course came in the 2007 Edgewood Stakes.
A 4-year-old daughter of 1998 Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop, Swingit covered the 1 1/16 miles on good turf in 1:45.76. The victory was her sixth in 17 career starts and boosted her lifetime earnings to $344,353.
Swingit returned payoffs of $6.60, $3.80 and $2.40. Nice Inheritance, ridden by Miguel Mena, returned $4.40 and $2.80 and favored Ballado’s Thunder finished third under Robby Albarado to pay $2.20 to show.
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