Some Girls Do gets TLC at the Meadowlands
February 18, 2011
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Some Girls Do kept her perfect 2011 record in tact with a 1:54.2 score in the $49,000 Tender Loving Care final Friday night at the Meadowlands.
With Brian Sears at the lines, Some Girls Do sat second through a tepid :28.3 opening quarter before sprinting to the lead down the backstretch. She led the field through middle fractions of :57.3 and 1:27 and drew clear as looming threat Sagebrush Susie went off stride in the sprint to the wire. Mystical Diva was second best, while Hello Camie, the winner's stablemate, recovered from an early miscue to finish third.
"My filly obviously had a few steering issues, but we straightened those out and she raced real well tonight," Sears said. "She raced super off the pace last week. Tonight, we had to move her back to the front. It's a little breezy out there, but she was able to handle it."
Some Girls Do, trained by Ron Burke, is four for four this season. The daughter of American Ideal-Village Green was a private purchase last November by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, Earl Smith and Frank Baldachino.
"We acquired her right around the Harrisburg Sale," noted co-owner Baldachino. "A friend of mine, Pat Russo, watched her go for me in the fall. (Trainer) Tom Brinkerhoff had her. They're (Brinkerhoff and previous owner Brad Wallace) more of a breeding operation and they brought her along well.
"She has the Night Styles Series coming up and we paid her into some bigger events thinking she has the ability to be a Grand Circuit filly," Baldachino added. (Meadowlands)