Tyler Baze Wins Five at Fairplex, Including Last Kiss
September 21, 2002
Having one of the best afternoons in his young career, leading rider Tyler Baze won five races at Fairplex Park on Saturday, including the $100,000 Barrett's Debutante with Last Kiss.
Trained by Bill Spawr, Last Kiss was a maiden coming into the 6-1/2-furlong stakes for juvenile fillies. But the daughter of Slew's Royalty established command early in the race, then held on to win by one length as the 19-year-old Baze gave her a confident ride.
Heavy favorite Ionia, off to a slow start, and Sky's Snow finished in a dead-heat for second.
With a final time of 1:18.28, Last Kiss paid $13.80, $3.80 and $3.60. Ionia returned $2.20 and $2.20 and Sky's Snow's price was $2.80 and $3.80.
Partners Acker, Lindo and Toomajian bought Last Kiss for $17,000 at Barrett's May sale.