Virginia-bred Thank You Marylou Wins Any Limit Stakes

3-year-old Thank You Marylou, bred by Mr. and Mrs. C.W. McNeely won the Any Limit Stakes at Gulfstream with style on Sunday. The daughter of Birdstone was making her 2014 debut in her first race since finishing second in the Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga on August 11.

Virginia-bred Thank You Marylou dominating the Any Limit at Gulfstream. Photo by Lauren King.

Virginia-bred Thank You Marylou dominating the Any Limit at Gulfstream. Photo by Lauren King.

 

Trained by Mike Maker and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Thank You Marylou finished in 1.21.51 and won by 2 1/2 lengths. The filly won the Tippett Stakes at Colonial Downs last summer and validated that form on Sunday, beating heavy favorite Sweet Whiskey and impressive maiden winner Whomping Willow in the process.

The $47,000 weanling is likely headed to Keeneland for her next start.