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Saturday, August 5, 2017


by Lou Monaco

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Augu7st 5, 2017 --  Blazin Britches’ performance was record-smashing.

Blazin Britches cruised home in 1:48.4, breaking the stakes record of 1:49.1 set last year by Darlinonthebeach, with an impressive four and three-quarter llength victory over Caviart Alley to capture the $113,950 Shady Daisy for 3-year-old fillies, the third race on Saturday at the Meadowlands.

Driven by David Miller, the 1-5 favorite, went three-wide prior to the half-mile pole, taking control, and coasting to the her fourth straight victory, paying her backers $2.60, 2.40, and 2.10.

The 13-1 longshot Caviart Alley, driven by Andrew McCarthy, paid $4.40 and $2.60 for second and 2-1 second-choice Idyllic Beach, last year’s Dan Patch Award winner for best two-year-old female pacer, completed the payouts, with $2.10 for third, five and three-quarter lengths back.

“We thought she was a really nice filly,” said winning trainer Brian Brown.  “Last season we had to wait on her a couple of times, and this year we finally got her popping,. We thought she was a really good horse, but I can’t tell you I thought she was this good.”

The 1:48.4 clocking matched the track record for three-year-old fillies shared by Dancinwiththestarz [2010] and Agent Q [2017].

Awash, Ella Christina, and Sister’s Delight rounded out the field of six.