YES It’s Ginger. YES she’s a winner. YES she’s a gift.

Off a pair of consecutive, gut-wrenching, runner-up performances, Brilliant Racing partnership I & Tagg Team Racing’s Yes It’s Ginger broke through with a sharp win at Fair Grounds. Rated just off the early pacesetter Cobra Casablanca under regular rider Brian Hernandez, Jr., Yes It’s Ginger took over at the top of the stretch and built a clear advantage before holding off her Greg Foley-trained stablemate Dance Rhythms in the second-level allowance over 5 1/2 furlongs of firm turf. She equaled her career-high Beyer speed figure of 84.

“She’s an honest mare who shows up and tries hard every time,” Hernandez said. “Today the race set up perfectly for her.”

Purchased for just $40,000 as an Ocala April 2-year-old in training by Brilliant Racing managing partners Brandon Stauble & Natalie Gils, the now 5-year-old daughter out of the final crop of Yes It’s True now has a career record of 13-3-4-0 with earnings of $132,966.