Bella Paella wins Useeit Stakes; dam purchased by Schumer BS
The Bellamy Road filly is the third living foal out of Smooth Brandy, an Awesome Again half-sister to G1 winner Dr Zic. Smooth Brandy is a descendant of influential mare Ocean’s Answer and therefore hails from the further family of Storm Bird and Green Tune.
Bella Paella’s victory came on the same day that European import Asperites, bought for €15,000 at the 2014 Arqana December Sale, returned to action for Ken and Sarah Ramsey in an allowance at Fair Grounds. Despite suffering a brutal trip, the daughter of Danehill Dancer closed well to run a narrow second.