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Feel Like A Fool Supplemented To The Matron

November 01, 2010

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This morning, trainer George Teague Jr. told harnessracing.com that he will supplement his star 2-year-old pacer Feel Like A Fool to the $200,000 (est.) Matron Stakes for the supplemental fee of $20,000. The freshman pacing and trotting divisions of the Matron feature elims on Saturday, Nov. 6 with the final to be raced the following week. The 3-year-old eliminations for trotters and filly pacers will be raced on Sunday, Nov.7 with the finals on the 14th. The Matron elims for sophomore pacing colts are Sunday, Nov. 21 with the final the following Sunday.

Teague said that the fact that the Governor’s Cup final is the same day (Nov. 6) as the Matron eliminations helped him make his decision.

“I’m going to go ahead and supplement him,” said Teague of the colt he owns in partnership with Jerry Kovach and Ted Gewertz. “I am sure there are some good ones out there that are not in the Governor’s Cup, but a lot of them are in that final.  I didn’t make him eligible to it because he was just so difficult training down that we didn’t want to stake him too much. But he’s settled down and this is a nice way for him to head toward next year.”

An Art Major gelding, Feel Like A Fool is the season’s fastest 2 year old by virtue of his 1:49.4 win in a $129,000 division of the Bluegrass at The Red Mile on Oct. 16. Despite his early challenges while training down, he has compiled a 9-5-3-1 slate and earned $453,149.

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