By Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug — Treacherous Dragon and Dexter Dunn found enough daylight in the stretch and outsprinted the pacesetting Sea Silk (Chris Page) to take the Jugette, presented by Crawford Farms, for three-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair.
When the field of eight were sent on their way for the $205,100 second heat, they settled in post position order with Sea Silk leading the field past the quarter in :27.4. Just Divine (Jordan Stratton) started the outer flow at the half in :56.4.
The field raced in pairs past the three-quarters in 1:23.4. Treacherous Dragon looked like she had no where to go, but found enough room to come off the rail to win by a neck and trip the timer in 1:51.
Sea Silk held on for second. The winner’s stablemate, Sweet Treasure (Andy McCarthy) was third.
Nancy Takter conditions the Captaintreacherous filly for the Hot Lead Farm of Allentown, NJ.
Treacherous Dragon’s record stands at 12 career wins in 23 starts with $709,863 in earnings.
The first elimination came down to a stretch duel between Treacherous Dragon and A Girl That Twirls (Tim Tetrick). It appeared that A Girl That Twirls stuck a nose in front in mid-stretch, but Treacherous Dragon rallied at the rail to score a one length victory in 1:50.
Trick Of The Light (Trace Tetrick) out finished Galleria Hanover (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) for the show spot.
At the start of the second $25,000 elimination, a pair of Ron Burke trainees, Sea Silk and Just Divine swapped the lead in the first quarter of the mile, with Sea Silk retaking the lead before the three-eighths pole.
The supplemental entrant, Sweet Treasure was the first to challenge on the outside, by Sea Silk had enough left in her tank to defeat Just Divine and Sweet Treasure in 1:50.1.
Wine N Dine Me (Tim Tetrick) survived a photo to advance to the final.