The popular Saturday Breakfast With The Babies event again enjoyed a perfect morning weather-wise for the races. They got underway at 9:30 with the Cantab Hall x Musical Victory colt Musical Rhythm reversing his previous form, heading right to the front for a gate to wire 1:59.1 / 28.2 win for Scott Zeron. P Mac Attack was second and Wicker Hanover third. He’s trained in the Tony Alagna stable for John Fodera and Steve Wienick racing as In The Gym Partners who paid $35,000 at the Lex Select sale.
Buzzy Sholty scored a double on the day with a nice pair of Donato Hanover
fillies that he trains for the Place Your Betts Stable. The first was Donato’s
Babe from Marion Monet, a 2:00.1 winner in the second. She led all the way and
coasted in over Sobti Hanover and Chezando. The Betts boys, Andrew, Scott and
Tim gave $16,000 for her at Harrisburg last fall. HS Carry On (With Faith) came
for $1,000 less at the same venue and she was sharp on the lead today through
even numbers for the 2:00.3 score over Iluvmyjimmychoos.
Shafina Hanover was a winner for Ron Pierce and Noel Daley, who have teamed
up on more than a few top trotters over the years. She rallied from well back
to catch Praying Gear deep in the stretch in 2:01.1. A $50,000 Harrisburg
purchase by Adam Victor & Son and Barbara Matthews, she’s an Explosive
Matter from She’s A Blizzard.
Ake Svanstedt won the next couple. He brought a nice Yankee Glide filly
named That’s So Ironic in and won the fourth, just holding on over a closing
Janet in 1:59.3 /28.4. She cost Maryann Racing $47,000 at Lexington. Lima Pride
impressed for Svanstedt in the very next race leading to the half, getting
buzzed by The Bakers Choice and John Campbell around the last turn then
rallying back to win in 2:01.2 / 28.4. He’s from the first crop of Muscle
Massive out of Pacific Legacy and was a $25,000 buy at the Lexington Selected
Sale for the account of Top Ten Racing. Maestro Blue Chip was a good third,
closing stoutly for Trond Smedshammer.
Trond had a winner in Buen Camino in 1:59 / 28.4 after a pocket ride. He’s a
good sized homebred Cash Hall from Baby Rella owned by Ernesto Martinez and WCB
Stable. He got up to nail Bavaro with Longcat Hanover up for the show.
Magenta Man was game to hold off Soboro Hanover after leading all the way in
1:59.4 / 28.4 for Campbell. He’s a handsome Muscles Yankee from Magenta Hall
that brought $70,000 at Harrisburg and races for Let It Ride, Jeff Gural,
Howard Taylor and RBH Venture who have entrusted the “Crocodile Man” Ross
Croghan to tend to the training details.
She’s Heavenly opened the pacing races with a handy 1:55.4 score with Mike
Lachance aboard for owner, trainer and breeder Bob Horowitz. She’s another
winner from the first crop of Rock N Roll Heaven from Hedgie Blue Chip and
Casie Coleman sent out Oneisalonelynumber to win the tenth in 1:57 / 27.4.
He followed Feeling Cam Lucky around the track and surged by with one crack of
Dave Miller’s whip for the score. This Bettor’s Delight colt from No One Is
Alone cost West Winds Stable and Adriano Sorella $62,000 last fall at
Bedroomconfessions got the perfect trip from Scott Zeron and burst through
an opening between fillies to win convincingly in 1:55.2 / 27.1 with her
individual last split a tick or two faster. She’s an American Ideal x
Turnoffthelights homebred owned in partnership by Stephanie & Myron Bell’s
Riverview Farms and her trainer Tony Alagna.
The day’s final race was the fastest with the $190,000 (HBG) Well Said colt
Paparazzi Hanover winning for Yannick Gingras. He moved to the front at the
half in 58.3, then threw a 56 / 27.2 at ‘em on the end to win in hand over a
very wide Sicily and American Crossroads. A son of the top mare Paula’s Best,
Paparazzi Hanover is trained by Jim Campbell for the potent partnership of Jeff
Snyder and Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farm.
The Miss Hot For Trot pageant final is tonight during the live card which
begins at 7:15.