LEXINGTON, KY – You needed to be at the Red Mile early on Saturday night to catch the brilliant Mission Brief in action.
The champion daughter of Muscle Hill opened the slate of Bluegrass Series stakes on a chilly evening that did not produce fast times.
Mission Brief cruised to an easy 4¾ length victory in the $72,000 first division of the Bluegrass Series for three-year-old trotting fillies. She won her fourth in a row since placing second when facing male horses in the Hambletonian. In her current streak, she has bested the competition by 28½ lengths and has only lost twice in 10 starts this season. She accomplished her last tally in a rather tepid time (for her anyway) of 1:55 4/5, closing out the final quarter mile in 28 1/5. Yannick Gingras, her regular driver, really didn’t have to do much.
She is certainly a different horse now from earlier in the season when she was winning but not nearly as smooth gaited.