Although it looks like the battle could come up at the $500,000 American Oaks Coaches Club (G1) on July 23 at Racecourse Saratoga when Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) food Secret Vow drew even with Nest past the half-mile mark, the second person brought the idea to a halt pretty quickly. She removes that enemy at the top of the lane and runs away for a clear win.
Owned by a partnership of Repole Stable, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Michael House, Nest turned the tables with Secret Oath, who she placed second behind Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) in May. Practitioner Todd Pletcher joined the American Oaks Coaching Club as runner-up behind his stable friend Mo Donegal on June 11 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1).
A lighter betting favorite than Secret Oath, Nest paid $3.90 to win the five-year short. Curlin’s 3-year-old daughter raced 1 1/8 mile in 1:51.04 with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.
The secret oath of second place with recall complete the trio.