Ubettorbeturlife springs 13-1 Pompano upset
March 13, 2018
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On the heels of a 13-1 longshot--Dee's Rocketman--taking the Fred Monteleone Memorial on Sunday night at Pompano Park, yet another 13-1 proposition took the Monday night feature at the South Florida oval.
Ubettorbeturlife, handled by Mike Simons, won the feature like any 1-5 shot should--by open lengths--but, instead of being 1-5, this 7-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight paid $28.20 to her faithful in scoring a handy win in 1:52.1, measuring 5 1/2 lengths over All Charged Up, driven by John MacDonald. Galarina, with Andy Santeramo in her sulky, closed to finish third while Wild Wanda was fourth.
As the Hummer's wings folded, All Charged (post six), left with her usual alacrity to take command and sip through an opening panel of :27.1 with Wild Wanda (post five), also alert leaving, landing in the garden spot with Ubettorbeturlife (post one) a cozy third.
Shortly after that opening stanza, Wild Wanda left her pocket and took command, taking the field halfway home in :56.2. Three-eighths from home, Simons asked Ubettorbeturlife by tilting her to the outside and she responded with a burst that took her to the top past the third station in 1:24.
From there, she widened her margin with every stride with a :28.1 finale to score the handy win.
After the victory, driver Simons related, "Trent (trainer Stohler) said not to be timid with her and, instead, to be aggressive. She was coming off a qualifier and, since this was the first time I drove her, I really didn't know what to expect. I didn't have to ask her too much, that's for sure. One chirp and she was on her way."
For Ubettorbeturlife, her 2018 consistency shows with a 4-1-2 scorecard in seven starts, good for $24,390 for the Trent Stohler Stable and Dolne Stable. Lifetime, the classy mare has banked $329,090 to go along with her Hoosier Park mark of 1:49.4. (Pompano Park)