High Cotton filly drives to win Marshua S.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Karen’s Silk powered home in the Laurel Park stretch to win the $75,000 Marshua S., giving the 3-year-old daughter of High Cotton her first stakes win and third overall victory in four starts.

Just off the pace early, Karen’s Silk inched closer on the turn before setting down for a three-way battle in the stretch. Kept to the task late by Jevian Toledo, Karen’s Silk separated herself in deep stretch to win by 1 ¼ lengths in 1:12.53 for the six furlongs on the “good” main track.

"She broke good and I was in a great spot all the way," Toledo said. "When I asked her, she gave me everything she had."
The winner is trained by Michael Dilger for GRD Two Racing and has now earned $107,850. Karen’s Silk was a $50,000 purchase at last year’s OBS March 2-year-old sale.

High Cotton wrapped up 2015 as Florida’s fourth-ranked sire with in excess of $2 million in progeny earnings. He is standing this year at Ocala Stud for $5,000 live foal, stands and nurses.

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