The left the gate with Matt Kakaley insisting on the lead with Foiled from post one and “The Captain” taking a tuck around the first turn. That order continued through fractions of 28-, 56.4 and 1:25.1 when Foiled drifted into the two or three path as the turned home and Tim Tetrick steering Captaintreacherous though on the inside as they sprinted home in 26.1.
Foiled held sway to the wire in the 1:51.2 work. Both horses were quite
willing and encouraged only by the spirit of the competition. It’s going to be
a fun summer watching these two and the rest of the top older horses square
Overall, conditions were fair for the qualifiers held under overcast skies
with little wind and temperatures in the mid 60’s, the track fast.
The enigmatic Quick Deal had to get a flat line after a pair of gate breaks
and he did so in 1:54 with Matt Kakaley in to drive some Burke horses with
Yannick Gingras abroad for Sunday’s Elitlopp. Quick Deal has spotted top
trotters considerable ground a number of times with his antics and gone some
incredible uncharted fractions in pursuit of the field in those races. He
barely raised a sweat today. Boadicea Hanover, also from the Burke barn with Scott
Zeron driving, tracked the winner and was a good second.
Creatine made his seasonal debut this morning for trainer Bobby Stewart. The
2013 Kentucky Futurity winner was strong riding along in the pocket behind
Celebrity Secret through easy numbers, then responded willingly when Mike La
Chance tipped him out in the stretch to win by a length in 1:54.3 / 28.
Celebrity Secret went a good mile and held the place over a closing Money On My
The talented sophomore pacing filly Gallie By The Beach flashed a glimpse of
what she’s capable of with a 1:52.2/ 26.4 off by herself for John Campbell. She
is the result of mating the champion mare of a decade ago Galleria to the
current king of pacing sires Somebeachsomewhere and she’s the goods. Jim
Campbell trains her for Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farms.
Two from Tony Alagna’s fleet of sophomore pacing colts sprinted home
together in 27 flat on the end of a 1:53 mile with Ideal Magic and Tetrick
edging Journeyman and Scott Zeron. They both looked sharp in preparation for
upcoming stakes engagements. Lord Of Misrule was a closing third as the
Antonacci stable made its first appearance of the spring.
Find results and replays of the day’s events here.
Live racing returns tonight at 7:15 with the New Jersey Sires Stakes
trotters on the bill.