Freshman filly pacers blaze to ISS victories
October 03, 2007
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Jody Jamieson moved Beachy Girl to the lead shortly past the :55 half and from there she absolutely cruised to a 1:51 victory in the first of four divisions of the $386,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile.
There was no doubt as to the best in the seven-filly field as Beachy Girl won by about six lengths over Knock Three Times and driver David Miller. Flip For Love was third for George Brennan.
The win was the ninth of the year in 11 starts for Beachy Girl, a daughter of Real Desire owned by trainer Joe Seekman in partnership with Hal Hewitt. With the winner\'s share of the $96,500 purse, Beachy Girl increased her earnings to $331,342.
Lightning Glory out-rallied world champion A And G\'sconfusion to win the second $96,500 split for driver Brian Sears. A And G\'s confusion was coming off a world-record 1:50.3 effort in her Bluegrass division, and although she was able to take a slight lead in mid stretch for driver David Miller, she could not withstand the furious charge of Lightning Glory, who crossed the wire first in 1:51.2. Desireable Cindy took third for Mike Lachance.
This was the first win in seven starts for Lightning Glory, a daughter of McArdle out of the Artsplace mare Legacy Of Glory. Her previous mark of 1:57.1 came in a qualifier at Freehold Aug. 31.
Trained by Tony Mannino, Lightning Glory is owned by the Lightning Stable.
Up Front Bethann, driven by John Campbell for trainer Kelly O\'Donnell, won the third $96,500 split in 1:51.1. Go Get Her finished second for Jamieson with Miss Scarlett and Ron Pierce third.
The victory was the sixth of the year for Up Front Bethann, a daughter of Dragon Again owned by Ed Mullinax. Her career earnings now stand at $151,740.
Edra Hanover capped off the four ISS divisions with a 1:51 score in the $96,500 division. Driven by Andy Miller, the daughter of The Panderosa rallied late down the streth to edge the Campbell-driven Sprig Hanover, with Wondrous Grace and Brennan third.
Owned by Norm and Gerald Smiley, TLP Stable and Ron Michelon, Edra Hanover lowered her previous best by more than three seconds as she won for the third time in seven starts. She is trained by Erv Miller.