MATCH Series: Liz’s Cable Girl cruises in Roamin Rachael
Liz’s Cable Girl took the Roamin Rachael easily. Photo by Equi-Photo.
by Frank Vespe
Well, that was easy.
Liz’s Cable Girl looked likely to be the main speed in Saturday’s $100,000 Roamin Rachael Stakes at Parx Racing, proved to be the main speed, and parlayed that into a facile four-length score.
The win was Liz’s Cable Girl’s third straight victory and second in stakes company. In her prior start, she had won the Eleven North Handicap for New Jersey-breds at Monmouth Park.
The win also garnered her 10 points in the MATCH Series and, as her third start in the series, qualified her for bonus money. She will finish with 18 points overall, good for second in the filly and mare dirt sprint division.
Jessica Krupnick, who made four starts in the series, will win the division. She entered the contest having already secured the divisional title with 22 points, and her runner-up effort here today, along with a bonus earned for making her fourth MATCH start, will give her 12 additional points.
Jessica Krupnick’s total of 34 points in the series gives her the overall series lead at the moment, but two runners who could surpass her — Laki and Oak Bluffs — are expected to race next weekend.
In today’s contest, Liz’s Cable Girl, breaking from the outside, was forced wide shortly after the start in the six-horse field after two scratches. She remained wide while taking a half-length lead after an opening quarter-mile in 22.20 seconds.
When jockey Jose Ferrer asked for some run on the turn, Liz’s Cable Girl widened her advantage readily. She completed a half-mile in 45.71 seconds with a couple-length advantage, and opened it up to four in the stretch. It was still four at the finish, and she completed the six furlongs in 1:11.73.
Jessica Krupnick, with Andrew Wolfsont up, was off a bit slow and never much involved in the early running, dawdling in fifth and sixth through the early going. She kept churning on, however, coming between rivals to get up for second. She was four lengths behind the winner while three parts of a length ahead of the show horse, Yorkiepoo Princess.
Sent off at odds-on, Liz’s Cable Girl returned $3.20 to win and, with second choice Jessica Krupnick underneath, topped a $2 exacta worth $8.20.
Liz’s Cable Girl, a four-year-old Cable Boy filly, was bred in New Jersey by Colonial Farms. She is trained by Patrick McBurney for Lisbeth Dodd. She now has nine wins from 14 career starts with earnings in excess of $300,000.