Is Too added a second Stakes win to her growing resume when she held off the late-closing Bermuda Star to win the Louisiana Cup Distaff Stakes by a determined half-length at Louisiana Downs Aug. 3.
The four-year-old daughter of Midshipman had to work a little bit harder for this victory than she did when she won the Opelousas Stakes at Evangeline Downs in wire-to-wire fashion last month. This time Is Too was never able to relax, as she battled with longshot Bella Cajun through the early stages of the race. Is Too finally put away that rival in the stretch but then had to hold off the late challenge of Bermuda Star to secure the victory.
Is Too was bred in Louisiana by J. Adcock and Montgomery Equine Center. She is out of the Stakes-placed mare, Tensas Salt (Salt Lake), who is a half-sister to Multiple Stakes winner, Tensas Harbor (Private Vow).
In addition to Is Too, Midshipman is the sire of 2019 Stakes winners Tweet, winner of the G1 Grande Premio Joao Cecilio Ferraz in Brazil; Old Shipman (G3 Grande Premio Presidente Augusto de Souza Queiroz in Brazil); Princess Warrior (Latonia Stakes), and Big Changes (Sunshine Millions Turf).