Fillies vie in Incredible Tillie splits
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On a beautiful Friday evening at Hawthorne, four divisions of leg one of the Incredible Tillie Stakes took place. The Incredible Tillie is for Illinois-bred 2-year-old pacing fillies.
The card kicked off with the first division as a field of nine lined up behind the starting car. Sent away as the favorite was Princess Sage off a debut victory and near miss in her second start. Leaving for the lead was Princess Sage as she cleared the lead in :29.2 for driver Freddie Patton, Jr. Following a half in :58.4, Princess Sage held firm on the front end. Into the lane after three quarters in 1:28.1, Princess Sage led but was challenged by Sheadealer. Late stretch, Princess Sage dug in gamely and prevailed by a quarter of a length.
Sheadealer was second, Dandy’s Dududidudu finished third. Final time for the mile was 1:56.4.
Owned by Keli Jo Bell and Freddie Patton, Jr. and trained by Freddie Patton, Jr., Princess Sage returned $3.60 as the 4-5 favorite.
Race three on Friday night was the second division in the Incredible Tillie as Lili Von Shtupp was a late scratch.
Moving early in the second division was the 1-5 favorite Filly Forty and Jamaica Patton through the opening quarter in :29.4 and half in 1:00.4. Filly Forty led the field into the lane through three quarters in 1:30.3 and was all out. Mid-stretch, Kyle Husted and Razzleme Dazzleme tipped out for the drive and wore down Filly Forty on the wire.
Razzleme Dazzleme prevailed by a length and a quarter over Filly Forty in 1:58.4. My Kind of Dance finished third.
Owned by Derek and Amy Jacobus and trained by Nick Prather, Razzleme Dazzleme returned $11.60.
Race five on Friday was the third division in the Incredible Tillie with a full field of ten to line up. Hope Hotspur was sent away as the heavy favorite at 1-2. Leaving for the lead was Do You Dare through the quarter in :30. Moving early to the lead was the favorite Hope Hotspur and Casey Leonard, leading the field through a half in 1:00.4. On the turn, Pinstripe Pants moved to challenge and take command, covering three quarters in 1:29.4. In the lane, Pinstripe Pants led, but Hope Hotspur came back to lead late before Dale Hiteman and Fox Valley Dandy exploded onto the scene, winning at 27-1.
Hope Hotspur was second, Fox Valley Maya finished third. Final time was 1:58.1.
Owned by Hugh Lake and Susan Lacey and trained by Ray Hanna, Fox Valley Dandy.
The final division of the Incredible Tillie had a field of nine lined up as Jump Right Up was sent away as the 1-5 choice. My Mona Me got away quickly and led through the quarter in :29.4. Moving to the lead early was Da Blue Jay as she led the field into the turn after a half in 1:00.0. On the far turn, Jump Right Up and Todd Warren made their move to challenge through three quarters in 1:29. Leading late, Jump Right Up won by 2 1/2 lengths, stopping the clock in 1:58.
My Mona Me was second while Rockin Ashley got up for third.
Owned by Quaid Racing, LLC and Cynthia Kay Willis and trained by Nelson Willis, Jump Right Up returned $2.60. (Hawthorne)