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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ppk5/8 - Best Around Prevails In Mares Open Pace

The Monday evening, February 27 feature was the $12,000 purse Mares Open Handicap Pace. After Special Sweetheart driven by Joe Pavia Jr. rocketed to the front in 26.1, Best Around in rein to George Napolitano Jr. looped around to the top in the second quarter and stepped home the rest of the way in 54.4, 1:22.3 and 1:51.1. Special Sweetheart and Bryan's Ideal partnered by Dan Clements followed next best under the wire.

It was the 22nd career win for Best Around, a 6 year old Cambest-Rondeau Hanover mare mare trained by Paul Holzman for Joel Benson Stables of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She earned her speed badge of 1:50.3 at Pompano last month and the career earnings for the former claimer now stand at $109,120.

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