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Precocious Beauty sets 1:50.2 stakes mark

August 18, 2013
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Twenty of the sports top freshman pacing fillies were put on display on Saturday evening in a pair of $108,933 divisions of the Eternal Camnation Stakes.
 
Precocious Beauty led the way in the first division with a 1:50.2 stakes record to set the tone for next Saturday's Shes A Great Lady Stakes eliminations. Driven by Doug McNair, the daughter of Art Major took over command past the quarter in :26.1 before laying down panels of :55.2 and 1:23.2 en route to a six and a half length score. Heavily-favoured Rockingcam Park (Jack Moiseyev) finished second, with Take That Hanover (Randy Waples) third.

Trained by Gregg McNair for owner/breeder James Avritt, Precocious Beauty now has a 2-2-0 record from four career starts along with $72,167 in earnings. She paid $6.90.

McNair also took the other division with headily-favored Shes Da Bomb in 1:52. Beginning from post four, Shes Da Bomb was parked to the opening quarter in :28, but quickly marched to command before the half. Mind Over Matter (Chris Christoforou) then took over command to lead past the half in :55.3 and three-quarters in 1:24.1.

Turning for home, McNair was able to angle his way out of the pocket and Shes Da Bomb did the rest as she romped by four and three quarter lengths. Mind Over Matter stayed for second, over Beach Gal (Scott Zeron).

Trained by Tony O'Sullivan for owner Frank Bellino, Shes Da Bomb remains undefeated in three career starts as her bankroll increased to $70,461. She paid $3.30.

Both fillies are eligible to the $430,000E Shes A Great Lady Stakes final on Saturday, August 24, the undercard for the $700,000E Metro Pace. (WEG)

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