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Carson's Run heads to the winner's circle after the Summer Stakes
Breeders' Cup Challenge Series "Win and You're In" day at Woodbine also included two Grade 1 races for 2-year-olds on the turf, each contested at 1 mile around 1 turn of the E.P. Taylor Turf Course. Conditions were typical for the last weekend of the summer with partly cloudy skies and a post time temperature of 22.3 C (72.7 F). The Taylor course was rated firm.
Kicking off the Saturday stakes quartet, a field of 9 two-year-olds (including 2 fillies) contested the $500,000 bet365 Summer Stakes (G1) looking for automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita on November 3. My Boy Prince was sent off as the 9-5 favorite off his 14-length romp in the Simcoe Stakes. In to challenge him included 5-2 second choice and filly Airosa, winner of the Catch a Glimpse Stakes, and 3-1 third choice Carson's Run, a close second in the With Anticipation (G3) at Saratoga. The start was delayed 12 minutes while My Boy Prince had his shoe repaired in the paddock while the rest of the field waited behind the starting gate.
Carson's Run rallies on the far outside in the stretch.
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show 2 Carson's Run Davis 8.60 3.80 3.10 3 My Boy Prince Rosario 3.80 3.40 5 Go With Gusto Civaci 5.90 Winning Time: 1:35.70 $1 Exacta 2-3 14.70 $2 Trifecta 2-3-5 151.40 $2 Superfecta 2-3-5-4 1,492.50
Left: Carson's Run in the winner's circle. Winning jockey Dylan Davis said, "He is a great ride; I've ridden him all three starts. His last start, he got a little intimidated being in between horses. I thought he could have done a better job in there, but he is still learning. Today, we wanted to go with the outside route and keep a clear trip on him. We saved all the ground going into the turn – nice real big turn here – and he was able to get it done."
Right: Carson's Run gets hosed off after the race.
Left: Carson's Run in the paddock before the race. Christophe Lorieul, assistant to winning trainer Christophe Clement said, "He did very well there because he saved all the ground he could and then when he angled him out at the quarter pole, we had to come wide obviously, but that way you don't get any traffic. He had a clear run from quarter pole to the wire and he really showed what he is today."
Right: Carson's Run in the post parade.
Left: Second place finisher and beaten favorite My Boy Prince returns after the race. The Mark Casse trainee improved his record to 2 wins and 2 seconds in 4 starts, earning $229,821 for owner Gary Barber.
Right: Third place finisher Go With Gusto in the paddock before the race. The Mark Casse trainee improved her record to 0 wins, 0 seconds , and 1 third in 2 starts, earning $38,923 for owner Gary Barber.
She Feels Pretty leads down the stretch in the Natalma Stakes
Jockey Sofia Vives sent 15-1 Golden Canary to the early lead through fractions of 22.86 and 47.01 while pressed by 29-1 Rhapsody and stalked by 30-1 Simply in Front. Into the stretch the pacesetters tired as She Feels Pretty, 8th early and 5 lengths back after bumping at the break, came out 6 wide for room and took over the lead through 7f in 1:23.64. Kept to task by jockey John Velazquez, She Feels Pretty drew off to win by 4 1/4 lengths in 1:35.34. It was another 2 1/2 lengths back to late-running favorite Dazzling Star third.
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show 11 She Feels Pretty Velazquez 18.00 9.70 5.90 7 Simply in Front Munger 23.80 10.50 1 Dazzling Star Buick 2.90 Winning Time: 1:35.34 $1 Exacta 11-7 225.35 $2 Trifecta 11-7-1 1,627.10 $2 Superfecta 11-7-1-12 8,716.80
Left: She Feels Pretty in the winner's circle. Winning jockey John Velazquez said, "I was very confident, I got to say she was feeling very confident. I made sure I put her in a good position behind Dylan Davis (aboard Ozara), a horse that could take me a little way down. When we turned for home, I moved her to the clear and her ears went up and I said, 'Wow, look at this.' I went after her and she instantly responded. The way she did it was very impressive."
Right: She Feels Pretty gets hosed off after the race.
Left: She Feels Pretty heads out to the track before the race. Winning trainer Cherie DeVaux, celebrating her first Grade 1 win said, "It's really special, especially working with my sister, to not only get our first Grade 1 - we've been knocking on the door - but to do it that way was amazing. I have been very confident with her, especially with her training at Saratoga. Every single day that she has trained she physically matured, she mentally matured. She goes out there and you can't tell that she is a 2-year-old filly. She looks like she is one of the older fillies and more impressively just how she trains every single day she is happy to do it, it gave me the confidence going into this, especially taking this big step."
Right: She Feels Pretty heads to the winner's circle.
Left: Second place finisher Simply in Front returns after the race. The Patrick Dixon trainee improved her record to 2 seconds in 2 starts, earning $84,551 for owner Colebrook Farms.
Right: Third place finisher and beaten favorite Dazzling Star heads out to the track before the race. The Charlie Appleby trainee improved her record to 1 win, 0 seconds, and 1 third in 4 starts, earning $46,544 for owner-breeder Godolphin.
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