Goodonehoney posts Weber City Miss romp
HOW IT HAPPENED
Making just her second career start, Goodonehoney (3-1) turned what appeared on paper to be a contentious contest of nine 3-year-old fillies into a laugher as she won the 1 1/16-mile Weber City Miss Stakes convincingly by seven-lengths.
Breaking from the rail, the daughter of Great Notion was eager early, taking a tracking position into the first turn behind the early leader, Firth who set quick early fractions of 23.59 and 46.76. Under “Cowboy” Steve Hamilton, the eventual winner took the lead down the backstretch on her own will and from that point only the margin of victory was in doubt.
Indy Union (7-1) made a strong outside rally to capture the runner-up spot a half-length ahead of post time favorite Shamrock Rose (8-5).
Goodonehoney will point to the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico on May 18th.
Running time for the about 1 1/16 miles was 1:43.49.
Photo by Laurie Asseo.
“As long as everything is good and she’s thriving, we’ll be more than happy to represent the home team in Maryland (in the Black-Eyed Susan)… we always knew she wanted to go further and when she galloped out in her maiden (race) and was a bear to pull up, that convinced us she could handle the distance.”
— Trainer Jason Egan
“I had a lot of horse early. Thank goodness the filly cooperated a little bit… when she saw a little daylight (along the rail) she took me up in there. Once she got the lead she just galloped along relaxed. (In the stretch) I wasn’t waiting on anyone… we’re always trying to improve our position.”
— Jockey Steve “Cowboy” Hamilton
“We raced the dam (Diva’s Gold) who won about $400,000. We’re a claiming partnership, but when it came time to stop racing her we said, ‘Hey, let’s try it. Let’s try breeding her…’ So this one (Goodonehoney) is her first foal. That maiden race was the first runner out of Diva’s Gold. I was a big Great Notion fan and my wife (Sue) did a lot of the nicking and we took a shot… and cost a bunch of money later and then this… it’s fantasy!”
— Bob Krangel of Kasey K Racing Stables, LLC
FACTS AND FIGURES
- Winner paid: $8.40 – $4.80 – $3.20
- Winning time: 1:43.49
- Margins: Seven-lengths from Goodonehoney to Indy Union, another half-length back t0 Shamrock Rose and a nose to Snakes On a Plane
- Winner’s record: 2-2-0-0, purse earnings of $99,453
- Owner: Kasey K Racing Stable LLC, Final Turn Racing Stable LLC and Day, Michael R.
- Breeder: Kasey K Racing Stable LLC, bred in Maryland
- Pedigree: Great Notion-Diva’s Gold, by Tenpins
- Jockey: Steve Hamilton
HOW WE ‘CAPPED IT
- #1 – Goodonehoney (6-1): Makes just her second career start as she won impressively in debut sprinting on the local dirt oval after a slow start and encountering traffic along the way; connections are asking a lot of this MD-bred daughter of Great Notion to stretch out to two turns and taking a huge step up to face seasoned fillies but only needs to improve a tad based on speed figures
- #4 – Shamrock Rose (7-5): NY shipper for one of the top nationally known trainers M. Casse who gets J. Leparoux (17% as a team) to ride as they also have one in the Tesio Stakes; third race after layoff angle; runner-up in the $100k Cicada Stakes at Aqu going 6 furlongs; dirt BRIS#s are going in the right direction
- #3 – Blue Union Rags (10-1): Goes for the natural Hat Trick in here as the lightbulb came on two back when finally breaking her maiden in sixth career start; can boast best last race BRIS speed-figure (93)
IN YOUR STABLE MAIL
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