Weemissfrankie still undefeated after superb Oak Leaf S. (G1) performance
RSS Feeds Sunday, October 2, 2011
For a brief moment in the $250,000 Oak Leaf S. (G1), it looked like Weemissfrankie might not have enough time to catch front-running Candrea, but the 2-year-old filly put in another huge late run to get her second Grade 1 victory in as many tries (VIDEO).

The Oct. 2 Oak Leaf win comes on the heels of her emphatic victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (G1) on Sept. 3. The filly broke her maiden in equally impressive fashion on July 20, opening day of the Del Mar meet.

Much like she did in in the Debutante, Weemissfrankie really got into gear in the final quarter mile of the Oak Leaf, reaching out with her big strides to get up by a half-length in 1:42.92 for the 1 1/16 miles on the fast track.

Weemissfrankie, a New York-bred daughter of the deceased stallion Sunriver, was purchased for $175,000 from the Woods consignment at the Ocala two-year-olds in-training sale last April by owners Sharon Alesia, the Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC.

Weemissfrankie was named for the late Hollywood actor Frank Alesia, who was part of the ownership group with his wife Sharon.

The Oak Leaf win was worth $150,000, and she has now earned $337,800 in her three starts. She will almost certainly go to Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), where she will be one of the favorites for the $2 million race.