Fitness Girl in shape in Peaceful Way consolation
September 18, 2010
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Fitness Girl and driver Steve Condren defeated heavily favored Cedar Dove in the late stages of the mile to capture the $50,000 Peaceful Way Stakes consolation for 2-year-old trotting fillies Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, scoring in 1:56.
Cedar Dove wasted little time off the gate from post five as she sprinted to take command for driver Ron Pierce past the opening panel in :27.4. Cedar Drive and Pierce faced no challengers and posted middle half speed of :57.1 and 1:26.2. Around the final turn, Condren angled Fitness Girl to the outside but was still not within striking distance of the leader. Down the stretch, Fitness Girl used a large final quarter to upset Cedar Drive and capture the victory.
Cedar Drove stayed for second with Pretty Crafty and driver Trevor Ritchie third.
The winning daughter of Muscles Yankee now has career earnings of $89,840 for trainer Steve Elliott and owner Bay Pond Racing Stable. She paid $10.30 for the victory. (WEG)