Interstatedaydream gets first stakes win in Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Interstatedaydream rolled past Beguine in upper stretch and held off Adare Manor to capture the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2) on May 20 at Pimlico.

The victory was the first stakes score for the 3-year-old filly, who Eaton Sales consigned and sold for $105,000 at the 2020 Keeneland January sale. Interstatedaydream was third in this year’s Ashland S. (G1) and second in the Adirondack S. (G2) as a 2-year-old.

Trained by Brad Cox for Flurry Racing Stables LLC, Interstatedaydream was never worse than second in Friday’s 1 1/8-mile contest tracking Beguine through a half-mile in :46.65 and three-quarters in 1:10.46.

When Interstatedaydream challenged Beguine for the lead, the pacesetter had no response, and jockey Florent Geroux sent his mount to front. Adare Manor gave chase late, but was no threat to the winner, who covered the distance in 1:48.73.

“Congratulations to [owner] Staton Flurry. It was a big effort and I thought Florent did a good job of getting a good early position. Her last two works have been phenomenal, and she showed up and ran a big race,” said Cox.

Interstatedaydream was bred in Ontario by William D. Graham. The Black-Eyed Susan improved the filly’s career record to three wins in five starts, for earnings of $351,225.