Sand Windsor wins Courageous Lady
May 22, 2010
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Bill Sanders' Sand Windsor ($11.40) held off fast-closing longshot Allswelthatendswel to win the $109,000 Miller Lite Courageous Lady at Northfield Park by a head Saturday in 1:54.3. It was the second consecutive win in the race for Sanders, of McDonald, Tenn. His Sand E Fiftyfive won last year’s edition of the Courageous Lady. Miss Sand Creek finished third.
Favored Cowboys Dreamer took the field past the quarter mile mark in :26.4, but driver Aaron Merriman powered Sand Windsor to the front before the half, clicking the timer in 55 seconds and put away a challenge from Hawks Cry Electra at the three-quarter mark of the race, which was timed in 1:23.3. Sand Windsor tired late, but had enough left to earn the $54,500 winners share of the purse, pushing her career earnings to $119,750. Jim Arledge Jr. trains the winner, a 3-year-old daughter of Real Desire. (Northfield Park)