Tuckyourtaleandrun did just that Wednesday to score the win in the $100,000 ITOBA Stallion Season Fillies Stakes at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Indiana.
Guided by Sammy Bermudez, the filly earned her first stakes win in the event, which was coupled with the ITOBA Stallion Season Stakes for colts and geldings during ITOBA Day at Indiana Grand.
Starting from the outside post eight, Bermudez was able to rally Tuckyourtaleandrun out for good early positioning in the one-mile event. The duo sat third as Amazing Gal and Marcelino Pedroza Jr. set the tempo. Bermudez began to call upon Tuckyourtaleandrun in the turn and was able to move into the lead at the head of the lane.
The sophomore daughter of Run Away and Hide led the way in the lane and was gutsy to the wire for the win by one and one-quarter lengths. Quick and Easy and Rodney Prescott finished second over Starlet Express and Miguel Mena for third.
Tuckyourtaleandrun (photo) is owned by Penny Lauer and was bred by the Lauers at their Finchville, Kentucky farm. It was her second straight win and her first for Bermudez, who was making his debut aboard the filly.
“I have never been on her in a race, but I’ve been on her in the morning,” said Bermudez. “The outside post was perfect for her today. She stood there and waited patiently until the race started.”
Tuckyourtaleandrun now has three wins in eight tries in 2021. She pushed her career bankroll to more than $150,000 with the win. Mike Lauer, Indiana Grand’s all-time leading stakes winning trainer, conditions the filly.