High Dollar Woman rings up win in Indiana Oaks (G2)
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Super Saver’s High Dollar Woman turned in a superlative performance in Saturday evening’s $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G2), sprinting to the front and repelling all her challengers to get her first stakes victory.

High Dollar Woman graduated from the 2014 March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training and was Eddie Woods’ top-priced filly at the sale, where she brought a winning bid of $675,000 from her current owners Alex and JoAnn Lieblong.

Not necessarily known as a front-runner, jockey Joe Rocco nevertheless got his filly out to the front almost immediately and covered the first half-mile in :48.04. Sweetgrass, who was always her closest pursuer, made a final try for the lead in mid-stretch, but High Dollar Woman turned her back and prevailed in 1:43.49 for the 1 1/16-miles on the sloppy track.

"I thought (All Day Alice) would be on the lead," Rocco said, "but I hustled (High Dollar Woman) out of there a little bit and then she was just there in the front. I let her get comfortable and she had plenty to come home for the drive. I thought we'd be close—not necessarily in front, but that's how it worked out."

Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, High Dollar Woman is out of the stakes-placed Fusaichi Pegasus mare Melissa Jo, sister to two multiple stakes winners who also has produced stakes-placed winner Joedini.

High Dollar Woman’s slate stands at 3-1-0 from seven starts. She has now earned $210,945.