Trio of BC sophomore filly trot elims contested
October 02, 2010
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Ultimate Cameron, the 1-2 choice, won the first Breeders Crown soph-filly trot elim at Pocono Downs, Oct. 2, going the mile in 1:54.
Taking the top from the start, “Cameron” had a few threats. First, long shot Levi’s Lady left with her and challenged before breaking and then coming back a second time to battle.
When “Lady” was done, Fortunes Dream picked up the challenge with a three-wide brush around the tiring Lady.
Cameron kept up the lead even as Wilsonator and Bramalea Hanover closed from the inside to take third and second, respectively.
Driver George Brennan said, “She got a little weak late but fifty-four is a good mile … Without a doubt having a start here helped.”
Bob Stewart trains Cameron for Diamond Creek Farm.
The second of a trio of Breeders Crown elims for filly trotter sophs went to Fashion Feline at Pocono Downs, Oct. 2. The mile went in 1:55.2.
The Jim Campbell-trained filly did some dueling early as Coast Rica urged to the top during a :27.4 first panel. "Costa" took over, giving "Feline" a ground-saving pocket trip while Up Front Juansteen came first up to make a lunge at the leader.
On the inside, Feline was able to close and overcome Costa as "Juansteen" stayed strongly outside to get second.
Spicy Wings was in the mix late, getting third.
Jim Campbell said, "She came into the race on a good note … the season hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to go for her but she’s on her way now. She likes this track and goes well with Jim [Morrill]."
Fashion Farms owns the filly.
The last Breeders Crown elim for sophomore filly trotters went to Behindclosedoors at Pocono Downs, Oct. 2. The mile went in 1:54.3.
Munis Blue Chip took the top early with Merger Blue Chip until that one broke.
But from the rail Behindclosedoors was not content to take a pocket trip; she took over and cruised through a half in :56.2, moving onto three-quarters in 1:24.2 and soaring home with daylight between the finish line and second-place Impressive Kemp.
Dave Palone, who drove, said he thought he was going to follow Bar Slide but he changed his tactics and went to the top, where she was satisfied to stay the rest of the way.
Merger Blue Chip regained her gait after the early jump and managed to finish third.
Chuck Sylvester trains the filly, owned by Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman and David McDuffee. (Breeders Crown)