This weekend we witnessed another sterling performance by the best three year old filly no one knows about: Tanda. She won the Grade 3 Railbird Stakes at Hollywood Park on Sunday. While she was the high weight of 121 and the morning line 5-2 favorite, she ended up going off as the 2-1 second choice in a field of 9, holding off 9-5 post time favorite Switch down the lane by a measured half length.
This daughter of Sweetsouthernsaint, out of the Dr. Caton mare Doc's Stormy Girl, has put together a 3 race winning streak, and has a lifetime record of 6-4-1-0 under trainer Dan Hendricks. She started this streak by winning a race on March 5th at Santa Anita going down the hillside turf course. She then stepped up to graded stakes company in the Grade 3 Santa Paula Stakes on March 28th on the Pro-Ride going 6 1/2 furlongs. Sitting off a hot pace, she won going away as the 5.90-1 longest shot on the board in the field of 5.
The sky may be the limit for Tanda. With Alex Solis willing to travel back across the country form his new base in Kentucky for her, she clearly is well thought of by the connections. She is so well thought of that she is being considered for the Grade 1 Acorn on June 5th, on the Belmont Stakes undercard. Wherever the #3 filly in the country (in this blog's opinion before today's events and certainly still after) goes to, we hope that you will pay a bit more attention to this possible future star in the making.