Slow Pace Captures La Coupe
Five-year-old SLOW PACE (Distorted Humor) did exactly as his name implied, setting a pedestrian pace before quickening with two furlongs to go and then holding off his competition to win the La Coupe (Fr-G3) June 10 at Longchamp by a neck. The bay gelding completed 1 1/4 miles in 2:09 1/5 over a good to soft course.
Slow Pace, who raced stateside last year, has now won four of 14 starts. He was bred in Kentucky and was produced from Seattle Slew's daughter Slow Down, who became Seattle Slew's 100th stakes winner when she captured the 2001 Hillsborough Handicap. Slow Down is a three-quarter-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner and sire Olmodavor (A.P. Indy).
The Slew Crew congratulates Slow Pace, owner and breeder Wertheimer et Frere, trainer Freddy Head, jockey Olivier Peslier and the rest of the gelding's connections. We wish you continued success.