Broodmare Financial Glider returns to track with win
May 09, 2012
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Financial Glider has returned to the racetrack in good order after her first foal was sold last fall. On Wednesday at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Mickey McNichol was in the bike to find the winning trip for the 8-year-old mare by Yankee Glide from the Sir Taurus mare Financial Paige in 1:58 in a mid-level conditioned trotting event for a $5,500 purse. Ownership is held by Fishman Stables of Fort Pierce, Fla.
Prior to the win on the mid-week card, FinancialGlider made two starts on the comeback trail following a March 31 qualifier at Pompano.She'd been away from the rigors of racing sinceJuly 17, 2008, at the track formerly known as Harrah's Chester (now Philadelphia). The graduate of the New York Sire Stakes program is now an eight-time winner from 41 career starts for purse earnings of more than $98,000.
At least as important is that her first foal, Dinero Fishman by Donato Hanover, sold at last November's Harrisburg Sale for $27,000. She was also bred in 2010 and 2011 to Muscle Hill. In this return to racing, Financial Glider is being trained from the Kim and Jay Sears Stable.
The remarkable hot streak in the bike for driver Dan Clements continued unabated as he engineered a trio of wins in the weekly top trotting events. In the $8,500 Isle Mile 1 Open Handicap Trot, Clements had L M Canon in just the right position to gun down the tempo-setting Whosgoinwhosstayin with Wally Hennessey in tow in 1:56. Salome Marvel, driven by Richie Simard, was third.
Jean Beaulieu is the trainer of L M Canon and shares ownership with Marc Gelinas of Lac A La Tortue, PQ. It is the fourth win in 16 trips this year for the 8-year-old mare by Peddler Yorktowne-Y L Pileouface and it increased her career bankroll to more than $134,000. Clements also had the winning touch in a $6,500 conditioned trot with Famous Hall and in a $4,500 conditioned trotting event using field sweeping tactics with Nearly Uncle.
Because of 55-1 longshot Journey West brought in by reinsman Joe Sanzeri in the 8th race which resulted in a superfecta payoutof more than $35,000, there's a Pick-4 carryover of $2,202 into the Saturday evening, May 12, program. (with files from Pompano Park)