posted on 10/7/2012 10:36 am
Romantic Moment Holds Off Foes in
Romantic Moment made a quarter brush
to the lead and took the field around the Lexington oval to win the first
division of the $222,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial Tattersalls Pace in 1:50.3.
Destiny’s Chance fired off the gate
and took the top banking into the first turn, with Romantic Moment in second
and Ramalama was back in third. Romantic Moment came first over just by the
eighth pole and cleared the top by the quarter in :28.3. Romantic Moment was
left unchallenged through a :56.3 (:28) half-mile.
Sarandon Blue Chip came first over
from fifth rolling around the far turn. Big Mcdeal tracked her cover, but
Sarandon Blue Chip proved to be dead cover. Romantic Moment was still on the
lead at three-quarters in 1:24 (:27.2).
Destiny’s Chance found room to pace
inside of Romantic Moment turning for home. Rockaround Sue was riding the
pylons and Ramalama edged out of the pocket, three wide and chasing Romantic
Moment. The three battled behind a hand-driven Romantic Moment entering the
sixteenth pole. Gingras was home free and guided Romantic Moment to a 1:50.3 (:26.3)
mile victory. Destiny’s Chance was second, Rockaround Sue was third and
Ramalama was fourth.
Romantic Moment ($2.40) is by
American Ideal, out of the mare Time N Again by Jate Lobell. She is owned by
Brittany Farms, trained by Jimmy Takter and Yannick Gingras was in the bike.
“I thought she was the best last
week too, but sometimes in short fields, the easiest place to race is on the
front. Last week, I tried that but I ended up going through fast fractions and
I was first over. She had plenty left into the stretch; I never even started
her up,” driver Yannick Gingras said.
Trip Pays Off for Economy Terror
Economy Terror paced a pocket trip
behind tempo-setter American Jewel to win the second division of Tattersalls in
Economy Terror took the lead, with
Darena Hanover in second and Moonlit Dragon was in third. Economy Terror led at
the quarter in :27.3. American Jewel pulled the pocket and cleared the lead
passing the three-eighths. Economy Terror backed into second and Darena Hanover
was in third. Marty Party came first over and the half in :55.4 (:28.1).
Shelliscape came second over and
Moonlit Dragon was third over into the far turn. American Jewel was still in
front at three-quarters in 1:23.1 (:27.2). Economy Terror came up the pylons
turning for home. Darena Hanover was looking for room and Shelliscape began to
surge off cover. Economy Terror got to the lead in the sixteenth pole and held
off the challenges of Shelliscape and American Jewel. American Jewel was
second, Shelliscape was third and Marty Party finished fourth. The mile was
timed in 1:50 (:26.4).
Economy Terror ($13) is by Western
Terror, out of the mare Mattatonic by Matt’s Scooter. She is owned by Chuck
Pompey, Howard Taylor and Edwin Gold, trained by Chris Oakes and Dave Palone
was in the bike.
Rivals ‘Fooled’ by Fool Me Once
Fool Me Once returned to The Red
Mile after his Bluegrass victory to defeat public choice Rockin Amadeus in the
first division of the International Stallion Stakes for two-year-old colt
pacers in 1:51.3.
Modern Cruiser took the lead, with
Muscle Beachboy in second and Rockin Amadeus in third. Rockin Amadeus came
first over passed the eighth pole and cleared the top at the quarter in :26.4.
Fool Me Once came to the outside and challenged Rockin Amadeus for the lead at
the three-eighths. He cleared the top at the half in :54.1 (:27.2).
Into the far turn, Fool Me Once was
on top. Rockin Amadeus was in second and Modern Cruiser was third. Twilight
Bonfire was progressing first over, supplying cover to Real Rocker and Clint
Westwood. Fool Me Once was unchallenged at three-quarters in 1:24.1 (:30).
Twilight Bonfire came up to Pierce’s
wheel at the top of the stretch. Rockin Amadeus was trying to find room at the
inside and Modern Cruiser angled off the cones with no room to pace. Clint
Westwood was rallying off cover late. Fool Me Once held on to command as
Twilight Bonfire and Modern Cruiser came in with one final lunge, but it wasn’t
enough to catch Fool Me Once. Twilight Bonfire was second, Modern Cruiser was
third and Rockin Amadeus was fourth. Fool Me Once paced the mile in 1:51.3
Fool Me Once ($6.20) is by Art
Major, out of the mare Fool That I Am by Jenna’s Beach Boy. He is owned by Mark
Austin Stables and Daniel Smith, trained by Mark Austin and was driven to
victory by Ron Pierce.
“I had to use him quite hard to get
to the top, I gave him a better breather around the far turn and he fought
game,” driver Ron Pierce said.
Odds On Equuleus Bears Challenge in
After a controversial
disqualification in the Bluegrass a week ago, Odds On Equuleus returned to the
winner’s circle in the second division of the International Stallion Stakes in
Doctor Butch took the lead, with
Odds On Equuleus in the pocket and Our Dragon King in third. Doctor Butch led
the field by the quarter in :27.2. Odds On Equuleus made a brush to the lead
passing the three-eighths pole. Dress The Part angled to the outside at the
half-mile in :55 (:27.3).
Dress The Part applied pressure to
Odds On Equuleus approaching three-quarters. Teresa’s Beach was tracking the
live cover and Doctor Butch was locked at the pylons. Odds On Equuleus was
holding off Dress The Part at three-quarters in 1:23.3 (:28.3).
Into the stretch, Dress The Part
gave way to Odds On Equuleus. Doctor Butch found room at the pylons and began
surging up the cones. Odds On Equuleus sped right up and held off his challenge
to win the second division of the International Stallion Stakes in 1:50 (:26.2).
Doctor Butch was second, Dress The Part was third and Wake Up Peter rallied
from the back to finish fourth.
Odds On Equuleus ($3) is by Art
Major, out of the mare Latte Lady by Jenna’s Beach Boy. He is owned by Odds On
Racing, trained by Robin Schadt and John Campbell was in the bike.
Captaintreacherous Wins in Photo
Captaintreacherous made a quarter
move to the lead and held off a stretch rally from Dedi’s Dragon to win the
third division of the International Stallion Stakes in 1:50.3.
Dedi’s Dragon took the lead, with
Hail The Taxi in second and Captaintreacherous third. Captaintreacherous came
first over by the quarter in :28. Clearing at the three-eighths,
Captaintreacherous was unchallenged through a :55.2 (:27.2) half-mile.
Good Day Mate was flushed out from
fourth by Resistance Futile into the far turn. Resistance Futile drifted three
wide off cover and lost ground. Captaintreacherous was holding onto the lead at
three-quarters in 1:23.1 (:27.4).
Good Day Mate applied pressure at
the top of the stretch. Dedi’s Dragon edged to the outside and began to rally,
while Hail The Taxi was closing three wide. Dedi’s Dragon lunged after
Captaintreacherous, but Captaintreacherous held on by a nose to win. Dedi’s
Dragon was second, Hail The Taxi was third and Good Day Mate was fourth.
Captaintreacherous ($2.40) is by
Somebeachsomewhere, out of the mare Worldly Treasure by Artsplace. He is owned
by Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz and Joe Sbrocco, trained by Tony Alagna and Tim
Tetrick was in the sulky.
Apprentice Hanover Flys by Rivals to
After breaking in the Bluegrass last
week, Apprentice Hanover got a perfect second over trip to win the
International Stallion Stake in 1:50.3.
Johny Rock took the lead, with
Urbanite Hanover in second Artist Night was in third. Johny Rock took them by
the quarter in :27.2. Down the backstretch, My One Tru Desire was flushed first
over, supplying cover to Apprentice Hanover and Sir Richard Z Tam. Urbanite
Hanover popped the pocket at the half in :55.2 (:28).
Urbanite Hanover was parked into the
far turn. Apprentice Hanover was ready to fan three wide and Sir Richard Z Tam
needed room to pace. Johny Rock had a narrow lead at three-quarters in 1:22.4
Urbanite Hanover took over the lead
into the stretch. Apprentice Hanover began to rally off cover and paced right
on by Urbanite Hanover. Artist Night came from mid-pack and was flying up the
pylons. Apprentice Hanover was home free and paced the mile in 1:50.3 (:27.4).
Apprentice Hanover ($4.20) is by
Somebeachsomewhere, out of the mare Allamerican Nadia by Dragon’s Lair. He is
owned by Bradley Grant, trained by Ben Wallace and Jody Jamieson was in the
‘Sweet’ Redemption for Sweet Lou in
After a season filled with losses
against the top caliber of competition, Sweet Lou came back on top, winning the
$510,300 Tattersalls Pace in 1:48.3.
Simply Business took the lead, with
Bolt The Duer in second and Bettor’s Edge in third. Simply Business led the
field by the quarter in :25.2. Bolt The Duer made a brush to the lead
approaching the three-eighths. Bettor’s Edge then came to the outside and Sweet
Lou tracked him. Bettor’s Edge took the lead at the half in :52.4 (:27.2).
Into the far turn, Bettor’s Edge and
Sweet Lou were dueling for the top. Hillbilly Hanover came off the cones and
began to surge on the outside. Sweet Lou took a short lead at three-quarters in
Sweet Lou took the lead from
Bettor’s Edge into the stretch. Hillbilly Hanover was closing in second and Mel
Mara was closing from the clouds in fourth. Sweet Lou managed to find enough to
hold off Hillbilly Hanover and win in 1:48.1 (:28.1).
($8) is by Yankee Cruiser, out of the mare Sweet Future by Falcons Future. He
is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Carr and Paul Collura,
trained by Ron Burke and Dave Palone was in the bike.