YESTERDAY’S NEWS: Pea Shooter Pro rallies past Edzactly
Back in June, Edzactly set the Penn National track record for six furlongs, zipping that distance in 1:08.43. The runner-up that day was Pea Shooter Pro.
Last night at Penn National, the positions of those two runners were reversed, with Pea Shooter Pro rallying late from the rear of the field to defeat Edzactly by three parts of a length. It was another length-and-a-half back to Tale of E Dubai in third. Running time for six furlongs was 1:10.66.
Both the winner and runner-up are trained by Tim Kreiser, the former for McCarthy Racing and the latter for Joseph Besecker. It was Pea Shooter Pro’s fifth win in 24 career starts and pushed his earnings to $133,210…
R C’s Daisyduke did what she does best, grabbing the lead early and going on to win at Charles Town Saturday evening. The Kevin Patterson trainee won by 1 1/4 lengths in 52.05 seconds for 4 1/2 furlongs. Scarlet Emerald chased throughout to be second, and Lady Jillet was third.
R C’s Daisyduke, a multiple stakes-winning West Virginia-bred, has now won five of 11 starts with earnings of $139,100.[su_divider top=”no” style=”double” size=”9″]
BY THE NUMBERS: HANDLE
- MonmouthPark: $2,593,011
- Timonium: $543,962
- Penn National: $1,063,602
- Charles Town: $1,028,447
- Tracks in action: Monmouth Park, Timonium, Delaware Park, Parx Racing, Penn National, Charles Town
- A pair of allowance/optional claiming events highlight the Timonium card Saturday afternoon. They are two divisions of a split, 6 1/2 furlong test for older fillies and mares. In the first, race 7, Little Cyclone (8-5), who ran second in the Parx Oaks in May but overall has just one win from 13 starts, is favored. In the eighth, Girls Got Rhythum (7-5), first or second in five of seven career starts, gets the nod. For more on the Timonium card, check out The GQ Approach.
- Parx Racing returns with a bang in the form of Pennsylvania’s Day at the races, featuring five stakes for PA-breds, plus the $150,000 Princess of Sylmar Stakes for three-year-old fillies. In that event, Grade 1 winner Cathryn Sophia is a strong favorite in her local prep for the upcoming Grade 1 Cotillion. For more on the day, check out our story on it.
- Delaware Park’s feature is a $38,000 allowance/optional claimer on the turf, and your guess is as good as anyone’s in this one; the lukewarm favorite, Indebted, is 7-2. The Christophe Clement trainee has won three of 10 career starts, owns a win over the strip, and has run second against similar in his last two. Gabriel Saez will ride. Eight-year-old Dannhauser, a three-time stake winner and earner of over $300,000 is also here, entered for the $25,000 claiming tag.