The Texas-bred 2-year-old quarter horse filly owned by Brenda Reiswig of Bismarck, North Dakota closed ground to win the photo by a nose over longshot maiden owned by Reiswig's brother, David Wisdom of Mandan, North Dakota.
Midnight Sunlight provided trainer Vic Hanson with his first Northlands victory. Jockey Stormy Smith rode the Ivory James filly to a final time of 17.843 seconds for the 350 yards. Midnight Sunlight paid $15.40 to win.
In March, Midnight Sunlight was the fastest qualifier for the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity and finished second in the final. She was the fourth fastest qualifier for the Northlands. Bobby D. Cox bred the filly from the Royal Quick Dash mare Quick Moon Sign. With a 2-2-0 record in five starts, she's earned $98,074.
"We knew we had a very nice filly. We just got her a little tired," Hanson said. "The trials are the trials. This was for the money."
Finishing third was 2 to 5 favorite Bp Painted Lady and jockey Cody Smith. The filly, trained by Amber Blair, was bumped after breaking from the gate and rallied to finish a head behind Mr Shakem Diva. The Pyc Paint Your Wagon filly races for Movin On and was bred in Oklahoma by Bill Price. Out of the First Down Dash mare Lady Is First, she has earned $31,434.
Completing the field were Nn Absolutley, Eye A Hero, Lynns Wagon, Sr Ivory Queen, Naked Spur and Jess That's Blazin. Traffic Patrol was scratched.