Succulent and Blue Star Beauty gave their sire As Promised victories in both $20,000 Wild Rose divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs.
Bashful Beauty (Kelly Hoerdt) was in the lead at the :29.2 opening quarter in the first Wild Rose section, but GTs Jerilyn (Bill Tainsh Jr.) moved up on the outside to take the lead before the :57.2 half.
GTs Jerilyn was still in the lead at the 1:27 three-quarters, but the closers, including 29-1 shot Succulent (Gerry Hudon), who was out three-wide from sixth, began to move up on the outside.
In the stretch Succulent would surge to the lead, and then she was able to keep G I Joan (Jim Marino) at bay to prevail by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.1. Prairie Illusion (Keith Clark) finished third.
Trainer Keith Clark also bred Succulent with Robert Smith and Ronald Taylor, and Clark owns Succulent solely. Succulent, who had no wins in four starts last year, has a pair of wins from 15 attempts this season. She has put away $22,824 in 2012 and $31,671 in her life.
The other Wild Rose test saw Credit Card Junkie (Keith Clark) in front at the :27.1 opening quarter, the :57.3 half, and the 1:25.4 three-quarters. She couldn't seal the deal, though, as Blue Star Beauty (Bill Tainsh Jr.), who was first-over in second at three-quarters, kicked home in 29 seconds to win by half a length in 1:55. Credit Card Junkie was next, followed by Cool One (John Abbott).
Douglas Stout trains Blue Star Beauty for owner Derek Stout. Blue Star Beauty, who was seven-for-eight in the win column as a two-year-old, won in her debut as a sophomore. She has pocketed $10,000 on the campaign and $97,925 lifetime.