Give No Respect respect with Desperate Lady win
April 27, 2012
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The first stake of the 2012 season at Maywood Park was contested on Thursday as a field of nine sophomore pacing fillies squared off the in the $15,000 Desperate Lady.
Fresh off a big third-place finish in a tune-up against conditioned rivals at Balmoral Park to open her season, Ciara Stables and John Carver's No Respect made every call a winning one as she scored by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.1.
Confidently handled by driver Mike Oosting the daughter of Sportsmaster-Justalittlerespect gunned away from post position four beating Rich N Fancy (John Roberts) to the front as the field raced through an opening quarter in :28. Settling in the rest of the way the Tom Harmer-trained miss easily paced through middle splits of :58.3 and 1:28 while under no pressure whatsoever.
Oosting then asked the brown filly for a bit more and she responded beautifully keeping the pocket sitting Rich N Fancy at bay with a :28.1. final quarter to post her first win as a 3 year old. Rich N Fancy was a clear cut second while T E's Zenyatta (Todd Warren) turned a ground-saving trip into a third-place finish.
The win was the fifth in 12 lifetime starts for No Respect who now boasts career earnings of $107,586 and figures to be a major player throughout the year in the ICF 3-year-old filly ranks. Sent off as the even-money choice by the wagering public No Respect certainly had the confidence of the gamblers as she returned $4. (Maywood Park)