October 18, 2017 – Separationofpowers took a major step forward from a maturity perspective, successfully stalking and pouncing en route to an authoritative victory in the Grade 1 Frizette S. at Belmont.
South Point Sales is offering her half-sister, Morethanjusthello, as Hip #198 at the Fasig-Tipton November sale on Monday, November 6.
Separationofpowers was a dominant debut winner at Saratoga, cantering off with a Maiden Special contest on July 30. She gained her first stakes experience when third in the Grade 1 Spinaway S. over that same course on September 2.
With her win, Separationofpowers earned a “Win and You’re In” berth in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 4.
“My staff deserves a lot of the credit,” winning trainer Chad Brown said. “She drew the rail in the Spinaway. She had gone wire-to-wire in her debut, so she was kind of forced. She’s always trained kind in the morning and she’s a real easy horse to be around.”
Winning rider Jose Ortiz said the filly’s ability to settle made all the difference in Saturday’s affair.
“She broke really well and I had an opportunity to put her in the clear early and I think that was the key to win the race,” Ortiz said. “I put her in the clear and we went three-wide the whole way. We went easy.”
When asked about the juvenile’s development, Brown added, “A lot of credit goes to Nick de Meric in Ocala. Him and his team broke her and prepared her for us. She’s been a real easy horse to train since she’s come in. She learned her lessons well in Ocala.”
“We’re confident [going to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies],” Brown said. “I know it’s a tough division, there’s some horses out west who look very good. This horse always gave us the impression she would be better around two turns. You look at her pedigree and you look at her physically, how much she’s grown through the course of this summer, I’m excited to get her around two turns.”
-edited from http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com