Father Patrick filly the fastest of the KYSS winners

20 August 2018 | Written by Nikki Reed

The Julie Miller trained Father Patrick filly French Cafe was the quickest and most impressive of the  five Kentucky Sire Stakes 2-year-old trotting division winners at The Red Mile, Lexington on August 16.

The recent New Jersey Sire Stakes Final runner-up bided her time in fourth spot, before sweeping to the lead just past the half mile marker. Once in front the result was never really in doubt, with the odds on favourite sprinting clear in the straight to score by five and a quarter lengths in 1:54.8 - the third fastest time recorded by a 2-year-old trotting filly this year.

Her time was the fastest of the KYSS divisions on the day, the colts and geldings' splits inclusive.

The beautifully bred filly has recorded three wins, and two seconds to date for $66,750 in stakes-earnings.

Bred and raced by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, French Cafe is out of the former Hambletonian Oaks winner Creamy Mimi, a $929,000 earning daughter of Conway Hall, who has also left the talented, multiple stakes race winner French Laundry to date.