Robert A. Kinsley’s Incomplete won his second My Lady’s Manor when he drew away to a 3 3/4-length victory in the $30,000 kick-off race of the historic Maryland timber-racing series on Saturday, April 14, in Monkton.
Trained nearby by Ann D. Stewart, Incomplete followed the early pace of Scuba Steve and Fort Henry for more than two miles of the three-mile race and attacked the leaders along with South Monarch, the 2010 My Lady’s Manor winner.
Incomplete responded for jockey Joey Elliott and held off three-time champion timber horse Bubble Economy, who finished second. Bon Caddo, the 2011 My Lady’s Manor winner and champion timber horse, finished third, 2 1/4 lengths farther back and a nose ahead of South Monarch. Incomplete, winner of the 2009 My Lady’s Manor, ran the three miles in 5:58.
“I’m so pleased. I can hardly believe it,” Stewart said. Incomplete prepared well through the spring, she said, and Elliott allowed Incomplete to run comfortably over the Monkton race course on firm ground. “He did what the horse wanted to do,” said Stewart, who also trained 2008 Maryland Hunt Cup winner Askim.
The My Lady’s Manor was the third strong race in a row for Incomplete, an 11-year-old Press Card gelding who was bred in Maryland. He was impressive in winning the International Gold Cup at Great Meadow Racecourse in The Plains, Va., last Oct. 15 and came back a week later to finish second to Delta Park in the New Jersey Hunt Cup at Far Hills, N.J.
Stewart indicated that she planned to return Incomplete to Great Meadow on May 5 for the $75,000 Virginia Gold Cup.