Technical Analysis annexes the Gallorette Stakes
Klaravich Stables’ Technical Analysis gained an easy lead soon after the start and cruised to her third graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Gallorette Stakes (G3) Saturday at Pimlico.
Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Chad Brown, Technical Analysis rolled through easy fractions of :24.37 and :48.54 for a half mile with Foggy Dreams in pursuit 1 ½ lengths back and Crystal Cliffs tracking from third along the rail.
Crystal Cliffs was eased out off the far turn and moved to second, 1 ½ lengths back, as the winner was timed in 1:12.26 for six furlongs. Crystal Cliffs loomed a brief threat approaching the lane, but Technical Analysis opened up by two lengths in early stretch and drew off for the victory.
The 4-year-old Irish-bred daughter of Kingman won by 3 ½ lengths from Crystal Cliffs and covered the 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:41.40. The 3-5 favorite, she returned $3.
Crystal Cliffs finished with good energy under Tyler Gaffalione but was no match for the winner. In a Hurry finished third, three lengths behind Crystal Cliffs.
“I was just a passenger,” Ortiz said said of Technical Analysis. “She was much the best today. She looked like it on paper, and she just went out there and did what she had to do. Chad had her ready.”
“She’s a little quirky. You don’t fight with her. You just have to let her be happy and find a good rhythm. She was relaxed, is the main thing. She wasn’t paying attention to the infield, and I was very happy down the backside.”
Technical Analysis won a pair of graded stakes last summer at Saratoga taking Lake George Stakes (G3) and Lake Placid Stakes (G2) and closed 2021 with a second in the Queen Elizabeth Challenge Stakes (G1) at Keeneland October 16. After six months off, she was second in the Plenty of Grace Stakes April 16 at Aqueduct to launch her 2022 campaign.
“She keeps improving. Her speed and her turn of foot is dangerous in any race. I think she’ll be a contender in the division. Chad has a lot of them. He’ll decide where to place her next time.”
“She was able to take control of the race, which it looked like on paper, which made her the heavy favorite here,” Brown said. “So relieved to see her respond. Once she took control of the race going down the backside, I felt pretty good. She got tested, by, what I think, is really good filly [Crystal Cliffs] turning for home that made her move early and tried her.
“I was very interested to see how she responded after her first race of the year [second in the Plenty of Grace Stakes ] where she got a wide trip and got beat. It was a good, solid race, but the second race off the layoff would really tell the story to me where we are headed, and it looks like we are headed some place good.”
With Saturday’s victory, her record improves to 5-2-1 from nine career starts.
Technical Analysis was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock from the Sea The Starts mare Sealife.