Named Desire rallies in 2FP PA Stallion split
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The event for 2-year-old filly pacers was contested over eight divisions, with Want Answers, Maddy's Dolly, Glowing Fashion (Village Jolt-Western Glow), Jesse's Diamond (Yankee Cruiser--Bunny Ruffles), Dirty Girty (Western Terror-Winning Mojo), Cool Their Jets (Western Terror-Lady Graceful) and Lady Drama (Nuclear Breeze-Lady Western) taking the other $20,000 splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a stake triple (Want Answers, Glowing Fashion, Cool Their Jets) while Tony Hall and trainer Joe Offutt teamed for a stake double with Named Desire and Lady Drama.
"I had to check her real hard; I was kind of worried about that,” Hall said. "She's really funny about her mouth, so when I had to check her, I honestly thought that took her out of it. But she came back well.”
The daughter of Real Desire-Nuclear Folks found her best stride second-over and scored in 1:55.4, leaving her undefeated in two starts for owner/breeder Thomas Cooks. Notorius Terror closed well for second, 5-1/4 lengths back, with Quik Response third.
Want Answers was fourth early, but Palone confidently sent the daughter of Western Terror-Doctor Seth on an extended quarter-pole move that carried the 1-5 favorite to the lead. She prevailed by a neck over Botox Hanover in 1:55.4 for trainer Steve Elliott and owner Howard Taylor. JV'Z Dream earned show.
"She got sick when we went to load her for the Pennsylvania All Stars — she had a temperature of 102, — so we couldn't take her,” said Toni Rose, second trainer for Elliott, of the $10,700 yearling acquisition who also is undefeated in two lifetime outings. "We were aiming for the sires stakes, but coming off that, you just don't know what you have. So we played it safe and made sure she had an easy start.”
Brett Miller sent Maddy's Dolly three wide in the final turn, and the daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Western Dove had enough pop to make her career debut successful in 1:56.1. Cantankerous was second, 4 3/4 lengths in arrears, while early leader Cebu Hanover completed the ticket.
"She tied up a little bit on us last week,” said winning trainer Ron Potter. "It wasn't real bad, but it was bad enough, so we put a lot of jugs in her. I'm still thinking stallion series with her. She has to do something a little bit more than this for me to want to jump her up. We'll start her here in the Arden Downs. Then we'll know where she is.”
Martin Presser, Whiskey Tango Stable and Last Laugh LLC own Maddy's Dolly, an $8,000 yearling purchase. (The Meadows)