Fluffy Socks wins Jimmy Durante S. (G3) in graded stakes debut
RSS Feeds Sunday, November 29, 2020
Fluffy Socks graduated to the ranks of graded stakes winner on Nov. 28 when the 3-year-old Eddie Woods training grad won the Jimmy Durante S. (G3) in her graded debut at Del Mar.

Winner of the $150,000 Selima S. at Pimlico in October and beaten just a nose in the Chelsey Flower S. on Nov. 1, Fluffy Socks is now 3-1-0 in five starts and has earned $226,800 for her owner/breeder Head of Plains Partners.

As she did in her prior outings, Fluffy Socks settled near the back of the field early on, with Plum Sexy leading the 10 2-year-old filly through fractions of :47 flat and 1:11.69. At the head of the stretch, Irad Oritz, Jr., on Fluffy Socks, had no choice but to go six-wide for running room. In full flight, she roared past the field to win by a half-length over Javanica in 1:35.35 on the firm turf.

"No special instructions for me," Ortiz said. "(Trainer Chad Brown) just said, 'Ride her like you did before (in the Chelsey Flower).' She felt like a winner all the way around. We had some traffic on the turn (for home), but I got through and got her to where I wanted to be. She's a nice filly. Big kick." 

Fluffy Socks was bred in Kentucky and is a daughter of the British stallion Slumber out of Breakfast Time.