Awesome Feather wins comeback race

BY foxsports • October 5, 2011

Awesome Feather, last season's unbeaten champion 2-year-old filly, won the $58,800 Le Slew Stakes in her comeback race at Belmont Park on Wednesday to put her record at 7 for 7.

The 1-5 favorite beat Sentimental Lass by two lengths in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies. Awesome Feather, with Jeffrey Sanchez aboard for new trainer Chad Brown, was timed in 1 minute, 22.76 seconds.

Owner Frank Stronach bought Awesome Feather for $2.3 million several days after her Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies victory last November. She has been sidelined with a tendon problem.

The winner paid $2.50.

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