Sister Sunday went from last-to-first in just over a furlong to take the $75,000 Honey Ryder Stakes by three lengths at Gulfstream Park.
It was the second consecutive win for the three-year-old daughter of Denman, who improved her record to two wins in three lifetime starts.
Settled at the rear of the field through the early stages of the race by jockey Luis Reyes, Sister Sunday began her move on the far turn, closing swiftly on the frontrunners while saving ground along the inside rail. As the field hit the top of the stretch, Sister Sunday was switched to the outside, where she quickly shot to the front in just a few strides. The Christophe Clement trainee continued to draw clear of the field through the stretch, eventually crossing the wire an easy winner.
Bred in Florida by Kinsman Farm, Sister Sunday is out of Crystal Minuet, a winning daughter of Theatrical and a full-sister to Stakes winner Cuyahoga. Sister Sunday’s second dam is Crystal Symphony, winner of the G3 My Charmer Handicap.
Denman stands at Kelvinside in New South Wales at a fee of A$8,800 including GST.