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For Immediate Release
Lakotadreamcatcher Pulls off the
Upset in Whitworth
STICKNEY, IL -- Still a maiden entering the running
of the $106,375 Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante, Lakotadreamcatcher
had more than her share of seasoning in her prior four career starts. Trained by Dee Poulos,
Lakotadreamcatcher had caught wide trips and poor
breaks early in her career, but on Saturday everything came together.
from the gate, Pistols Drawn was sent away to the front while heavily favored Sasy Ms Elizabeth and jockey
Emanuel Cosme tracked the leader. Following the opening quarter of :24 2/5, Sasy Ms Elizabeth took over, taking the field to the half in :48
4/5 and three quarters in 1:14 2/5.
Chased into the lane by Tangueray Miss, Sasy Ms Elizabeth was up a length
and a half late in the stretch but Lakotadreamcatcher
and Tim Thornton were flying late. In
the final strides, Lakotadreamcatcher got up for a
half-length victory, stopping the clock for the 1 1/16 miles in 1:48.80. Sasy Ms Elizabeth was a clear second while Tangueray
Miss held third.
Lakota Stable of James Schultz and Irv Naiditch, Lakotadreamcatcher earned $63,825 for her victory, paying
$30.80, $7.80, and $4.00. Sasy Ms Elizabeth came back $2.80
and $2.10 while Tangueray Miss returned $3.00 to
Thornton never gave up on Lakotadreamcatcher, “I
always liked this filly. I was getting
on her prior to the time that I rode her.
She always trained good. She worked like she was a deep closer. She
had a couple of rough trips along the way but I still thought she was going to
turn out to be a nice filly. Miss Dee
(trainer Dee Poulos) had enough confidence in the
filly to try her in a spot like this.
With a heavy favorite, the first time going a route, and speed not
holding well today, things worked in our favor.
I needed every inch I could get.
About the eighth pole I thought we had it pretty easy but as we started
coming down to the sixteenth pole I wasn’t so sure. But we got up in time.”
Emanuel Cosme got a strong effort from Sasy
Ms Elizabeth, “I had my horse in great position,
settled nicely after a quarter of a mile.
Down the backside I got pushed along a little more than I would have
liked. Turning for home my horse was
running and she kept trying but riding a speed horse on a non-speed favoring
track simply didn’t work out my way today.”
Montalvo rode Tangueray Miss, “I got a perfect
trip. I could tuck my horse behind the
speed, saving her on the backside. When
I asked her to run she was trying her hardest and hung on gamely. I like this filly a lot and I’m very happy
for all the connections.”
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