Drill Dancer has retained her excellent form for two seasons in Puerto Rico, and won again to celebrate the July 4 holiday.
The 3-year-old daughter of Drill, who earlier this year finished second twice in stakes, including the Gr. II Clasico Defensora, was off slowly going six furlongs, and was sitting eighth after a quarter of a mile. But Juan Diaz sent her up after the leaders while four wide and Drill Dancer responded, getting up at the wire to win by half a length. The $30,000 OBS April 2-year-old now sports a smart record of 3-3-1 in eight starts.