Shellie De Vie cruises in Meadowlands feature
November 23, 2019
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Shellie De Vie was the recipient of a superb drive by Vinny Ginsburg, and the result was an easy 3¼-length score in the $25,000 featured conditioned pace for fillies and mares at the Meadowlands Friday night.
The 4-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Beach Girl De Vie was put on the point around the first turn and made the quarter in :27.3. Oceania, the 4-5 favorite, was sitting sixth at this stage before working her way into the outer flow third-over as Shellie De Vie hit the half in :55.3.
You Should Be Here came calling first-over to pressure the leader, but Shellie De Vie kept on rolling to three-quarters in 1:23.1 after a middle-half rating of :55.3 by Ginsburg with a strong winds at the horses’ backs. Oceania was now three wide with cover as the field came to the top of the stretch.
Through the final three-sixteenths of a mile, Shellie De Vie continued to move well while Oceania could provide no punch after tipping off cover. Trained by Paul Fusco, Shellie De Vie completed the mile in 1:52. Annabeth came from way back to grab second while Renaissance Lady K finished third. Oceania was seventh in the nine-horse field.
As the second choice in the wagering, Shellie De Vie, who’s now won 11-of-56 lifetime with earnings of $129,304 for owner Robert Arzano, paid $11.80 to win.
Dexter Dunn and Yannick Gingras both drove three winners on the card. Dunn leads the way at the Big M at the current meeting with 24 victories. The 20-cent Survivor Pick-10 returned $3,147 for those who lasted seven legs. Of the seven winners, four were post-time choices. All-source handle totaled $2,193,101 for the 13-race program. (Meadowlands)