Friday, August 29, 2008
WAKE UP MAGGIE WINS ADORATION HANDICAP
Irish-bred Wake Up Maggie, a 15-1 outsider ridden by Tyler Baze, seized the opportunity to rally between horses entering the stretch and went on to a decisive victory Thursday in the featured $86,000 Adoration Handicap for older fillies and mares.
Wake Up Maggie, a five-year-old mare owned by Bloodstock Management Services and trained by Julio Canani, drew out in the final sixteenth to win by almost three lengths, setting a Polytrack record of 1:35.42 for one mile. The old mark was 1:36.12 by Muny July 28.
Super Freaky, another longshot at 27-1, closed well through the stretch to be second, 1 ½ lengths in front of the 6-5 favorite, Model, with Lemon Chiffon fourth in the field of ten distaff runners.
Super Freaky paid $28.40 and $12.20, while Model, runner-up to the unbeaten Zenyatta in the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap this summer, returned $3 to show.
After two days of Pick Six carryovers, there were four perfect tickets Thursday, each worth $371,480.
Attendance Thursday was 8,833.
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