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Twist N Clout fastest in first-year filly pacer splits

July 03, 2008

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Twist N Clout won her second straight race Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, capturing the fastest of two $46,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers with a 1:54 effort for driver John Campbell.

Campbell moved Twist N Clout from third to first approaching the half and from there she was on cruise control as she defeated runner-up Fancy Pants Sandy and driver David Miller by 2 ½ lengths.

Trained by Joe Holloway, the winning daughter of Western Ideal out of the 2003 Three Diamonds runner-up Economic Clout is owned by Val D’Or Farms.

Cammy’s Heart took the other NJSS freshman filly pacing division with a hard-fought 1:55.1 decision for driver Tim Tetrick, who was able to rally his charge despite some interference caused by a breaking horse in the final turn. Cammy’s Heart’s charge was just enough to get her to the wire a nose in front of Jkmusicofthenite and driver Yannick Gingras.

Mark Silva trains and co-owns Cammy’s Heart with Munificent Mole Stable LLC. A daughter of Cam’s Card Shark out of the mare Hattie, Cammy’s Heart is a full sister to 2004 Meadowlands Pace winner Holborn Hanover (a winner of more than $2 million) as well as a sibling to five other $100,000-plus performers.

I Wanted Wings rallied down the stretch for Campbell to win the first of three NJSS divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters. Following cover, Campbell swung wide with his charge to catch Stunning Delight in late stretch to score by a neck in 1:59 to take home the winner’s share of the $27,700 purse.

This was the pari-mutuel debut for I Wanted Wings, who is trained by Ross Croghan for Let It Ride Stables and Robert Cooper Stables. I Wanted Wings is a daughter of Muscles Yankee out of the mare Veronica Lake, she a half sister to the multiple-stakes performer Mister Goal and the 1996 Hambletonian Oaks runner-up Miss Goal.

Jan Johnson directed Margarita Momma to a 1:58.2 victory in the $27,200 second division for juvenile filly trotters. Sitting a pocket trip through the final turn, Margarita Momma drew clear down the stretch to win by 3 ¾ lengths over the Campbell-driven Rapsong.

Johnson trains and shares ownership of the Yankee Glide filly with Jorgen Jahre Jr. The win was her first in two career attempts.

Celebrity Athena took the third $27,700 division with a 1:59 effort, closing out her mile with an impressive final quarter of :27.3 for driver Brian Sears. Celebrity Athena defeated Gabby’s Dream and driver Ron Pierce by three-quarters of a length.

Staffin Lind trains the winning daughter of Yankee Glide-Show Me Leg for owner Celebrity Farms. This was her first pari-mutuel start after four baby races.

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