BIG Brown filly Kiss To Remember became her sire’s sixth stakeswinner and 13th black-type performer so far when she won the Battle of New Orleans Stakes L over 1100m on the turf at Fair Grounds in Louisiana last weekend WATCH REPLAY.
The chestnut 3YO broke her maiden by almost five lengths at the New Orleans circuit in December and is building a grand record winning her second victory in four career starts.
As such, Kiss To Remember started a warm favourite in the Listed feature and gave her rivals an absolute thrashing powering to the line to win by 4 1/4-lens.
Kiss to Remember prompted the pace, gained the advantage in upper stretch and cleared out in the straight for a 4 ¼-length score in Saturday’s first renewal of the $60,000 Battle of New Orleans at Fair Grounds Race Course.
Trained by 10-time Fair Grounds Champion Trainer Tom Amoss and ridden by Fair Grounds’ three-time defending jockey champion Rosie Napravnik who was riding her fourth winner of the afternoon, Kiss to Remember cruised around the 5 ½ furlong turf course (rated good) in 1:05.80 and increased her career earnings to $59,110 with
“She’a grown up a little bit since we got her,” said Amoss, who claimed her for $50,000 on behalf of owner Moss. “It’s always nice to see a horse develop the way she has. She’s by Big Brown and he seems to sire a lot of good grass runners.”
Kiss To Remember is one of several Big Brown `turf horses’ in the USA, the UK and also in Japan namely the Japanese Derby placegetter, Apollo Sonic.
Big Brown was himself unbeaten on the grass winning his debut as a two-year-old by almost 12-lens and rounding out his career with a farewell victory in the Grade 1 in the Monmouth Invitational Stakes.