Based on the promise she displayed in her first three outings, it appeared to be inevitable that Drillit would become the first stakes-winner for freshman sire Drill, and that milestone event occurred yesterday at Belterra Park in Cincinnati. The 2-year-old Ohio-bred filly went wire-to-wire in the $75,000 Ta Dah Stakes, collecting a check of $45,000 and raising her total to $85,500 on a record of 2-1-1 in four starts.
With veteran Terry Houghton aboard, Drillit shot to the lead at the outset and immediately had three challengers on her tail. She remained in front while two of her rivals fell back, leaving only Totally Obsessed with a chance. But Drillit had plenty left in the tank and held off the 7/10 favorite by one length.