Kelley Thursday, July 4th,
WESTERN DAME PROVIDES
FIREWORKS IN MY METALLICA STAKE
Showing that a little experience can go a long way
Bruce & Mary Alexander’s Western Dame rebounded from a break in her career
debut to post a resounding 5 ¼ length romp over seven other Illinois conceived
and foaled two-year-old pacing fillies in Thursday’s $12,000 My Metallica Stake
at Maywood Park. The final time was 1:57.1.
up from first over from fourth as 1-5 favorite April May Dune (Brian Carpenter)
rolled through quick opening splits of 27.4 & 58.2 a confident Casey
Leonard swept up to grab command with Western Dame as the field headed by the
three-quarter-mile mark in 1:28.0.
The issue was never in doubt from that
point on as the daughter of Sagebrush-Dixie Dame began to put daylight between
herself and the rest of the field, pacing home in 29.1 to secure her maiden
breaking score. Ineverkissandtell (Ronnie Gillespie)
turned a perfect ground saving trip into a second place finish while Party
Hangover Two (John De Long) finished third.
Dispatched at odds of 9-1 after that
troubled trip in her debut, the Gary Rath trained
miss returned $21.80, $7.00 & $4.40 to her backers.