Pertty Music takes Cinderella; Galt to Rossini
November 16, 2013
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Pertty Music used a three-wide move around Maywood's final turn to win the $73,000 Cinderella Stake for sophomore pacing fillies in 1:53.2 while Rossini won the Galt for 3-year-old trotters.
John DeLong piloted the Tom Harmer trained, owned and bred daughter of Jereme's Jet-My Metallica to her fifth win of the season and sixth career victory.
"I got away fourth but didn't want to be first over against Always About Katey,” said DeLong. "I raced her over here a couple of weeks ago but she bled pretty bad, but she was much better tonight and this is her home turf. She had the nine-hole in the American National and the field was a bit softer this week. She's a very nice filly. I was a little nervous for a few seconds in the stretch but she's a professional and got the job done tonight.”
Pertty Music sat in the middle of the field of seven fillies while Always About Katey (Todd Warren) led the field through fractions of :27.2 and :56. Auniqueaquisition (Mike Oosting) pulled first over with a mild bid but failed to gain ground as the field went by the 1:24.2 three-quarter marker. Pertty Music then stormed to the outside around the final turn and stormed by her rivals, winning by half a length over Always About Katey, with State Street Liz (Robert Smolin).
The victory pushed Pertty Music's seasonal earnings to $110,236 and her career earnings to $134,292.
Rossini and driver Peter Wrenn cruised to a 1:55.3 victory in the $110,000 Galt Stake. The son of Classic Photo-Beverly Crusher is trained by Jim Raymer for the Harbor Racing Stable, LLC of Houston, Texas, and picked up his tenth race of the season in 22 starts. His seasonal earnings now stand at $213,250 and his career bankroll at $231,843.
"It was a pretty easy task once we got out of the gate,” said winning driver Peter Wrenn. "I was a little concerned up the backside as I thought I might get bottled out, but this horse is really tough and I don't think he's gone too many poor races. Jim (trainer Raymer) is a great horse trainer and this horse is very tough and he handles the turns really well and that's a bonus. This horse just isn't going to quit.”
Rossini finished half a length in front of Dewycolorintheline (Corey Callahan), with Pine Credit (Lewayne Miller) notching third-place money.
Dewycolorintheline took the early lead to the :28.3 first quarter and to the :58 half, before the hard-trying Lindy's Tru Grit pulled first over, challenging the leader at the 1:26.4 three-quarter marker. Creampuff Macdaddy (Jody Jamieson) then went three-wide around the final turn, while Rossini went past the tiring Lindy's Tru Grit to prevail by half a length.