Dominating win for Sconsin in Churchill’s Winning Colors S. (G3)

Include’s 4-year-old filly is now a multiple graded stakes winner following her 3 1/4-length victory on Saturday evening in the $150,000 Winning Colors S. (G3) at Churchill Downs.

The Lloyd Madison Farms LLC homebred won the Eight Belles S. (G2) over the same surface in September and is 3-1-0 in five starts at the Louisville oval.

“She ran a big race to Gamine (in the G1 Derby City Distaff) on Derby Day and made her run, anyway. She loves Churchill and that’s why I wanted to run her here tonight.,” said trainer Greg Foley.

 Sconsin set a few lengths off the pace set by Rising Seas and Frank’s Rockette, who staged an early duel for the lead. Sconsin mounted her bid just before entering the stretch, going four wide and taking command with about a furlong to run. She was eased up at the end to finish the six furlongs in an excellent 1:08.80 on a fast main track.

“We gave her some time this winter just to back off of her and have her ready for the spring,” Foley said. “That was the game plan and everything has gone great so far. 

“Lloyd Madison Farms, a group of three guys from Madison, Wisc., they’re my main guys, my big owners,” Foley said. “They’ve been with me a long time and I’m tickled to death to have a filly like this. We bred and raised this filly. I raced her mama.” 

According to Foley, next up for Sconsin could be a start in the $110,000 Roxelana S. June 19, also at Churchill. 

“After that, depending how well she runs, maybe jump up to the (Grade I, $500,000) Ballerina (Handicap over seven furlongs at Saratoga on Aug. 28). I’d like to win a Grade I with her.”

Sconsin is one of 55 black-type winners, 24 graded, for Include, who has had particular success with distaffers, with nine of his 10 Grade 1 winners being females.