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Possible to win by a nose

April 24, 2007

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The 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding Railee Possible had the lead when it mattered most in Monday’s $10,000 Isle Mile I Trot at Pompano Park, thrusting his nose in front in the final yards to prevail by a nose in 1:56.4.


Starting from post four with David Ingraham at the lines, Railee Possible found a spot on the pylons in fourth place through the early stages of the Monday feature, as Guy Gets Girl (Bruce Ranger) emerged from a brief three-horse skirmish with the lead, taking the field through an opening quarter mile in :28.4.


As the trotters moved by the grandstand for the first time, Ingraham angled Railee Possible to the outside to flush out cover from Muscular (Dave Mercer), who vacated the pocket to begin a first-over bid as Guy Gets Girl reached the half-mile pole in :58.3.


Muscular pulled within a half-length of Guys Gets Girl through a three-quarters split in 1:27.3, but the 7 year old began to stall on the final turn, sending Railee Possible three wide through the last bend.


Guy Gets Girl entered the stretch with a 1 1/4-length advantage, but the 8 year old had no answer for Railee Possible, who made a four-wide charge down the lane to catch the gelding in the shadow of the wire and secure the victory.


Railee Possible returned $3.40, $2.40, $2.20 for the win. Guy Gets Girl brought in $3, $2.20 for second while The Mighty Mr K (Tom Sells) paid $2.80 for third.


Owned by Frank and Inge Smith of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and trained by Veral Bowman, Railee Possible has visited the winner’s circle in four of nine starts this year, and was second to 2006 Breeders Crown Open Trot third-place finisher Corleone Kosmos in last week’s Isle Mile I Trot. (Pompano Park)

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