“She came out of the race super. It looks like she may have even put more weight on. She’s eating good. The van ride home – no problem. She came out the race perfect,” trainer David Fawkes said. “One of the things we didn’t think she’d do well was ship and run, but she’s proved us wrong on that. She’s given us 110 percent every time.”
A full sister to Big Drama, the 2010 Eclipse Champion Sprinter and Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, Sheer Drama scored by two lengths in the Delaware Handicap. The 5-year-old daughter of Burning Roma-Riveting Dream, who captured the Royal Delta (G2) at Gulfstream during the Championship Meet, had finished second in both the La Troienne (G1) and Fleur de Lis (G2) at Churchill Downs prior to her Grade 1 success.
“Since she came back the early part of this year, she’s been a more mature horse, really easy to deal with around the barn,” Fawkes said. "We’ve learned a lot about her. If you don’t fight with her, she won’t fight you. She’ll do whatever you want, as long as it’s with a tender touch.”
The $750,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (G1) at Saratoga is a possible next start.
“I haven’t talked to the owner yet, but I plan to soon,” said Fawkes, whose trainee broke her maiden at Saratoga in 2013 at the Personal Ensign distance of 1 1/8 miles. “I’d like to go to Saratoga with her. We’ll see.”