The Best Still in West as Unique Bella Wins Again
By Margaret Ransom
Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella returned to her familiar spot in the winner’s circle on Saturday following an impressive 2 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (GIII) at Santa Anita. Despite the win, however, the big gray daughter of Tapit actually had to work for it for the first time under Mike Smith after breaking poorly, being shuffled back the first time past the wire and then powering through rivals to gain her familiar spot on the lead before she even straightened out for the run up the backstretch.
All in a day’s work for the best 3-year-old currently in training.
After the break, which… (more)