Trips October 7
DREAMS DIE FIRST (Race 8@HAW, October 4, 2013, One Mile, turf, Claiming $16,000) Third choice was checked in first turn and hesitated in tight along the rail nearing the half mile pole. She swung wide into the stretch and was gaining rapidly when another horse moved over slightly forcing her to clip heels, falling and losing the rider.
ONE GOLDEN ROAD (Race 4@KEE, October 4, 2013, 1 1/16 miles, turf, Allowance 1X) Fourth choice traveled along the inside and advance well in the turn. Just before entering the stretch he was taken up sharply and then moved between rivals while gaining in the stretch. He was checked near the wire while battling the top two finishers.
STOCK YARD HEN (Race 2@KEE, October 5, 2013, 1 1/16, MSW, 2YO) Second time starter hopped a bit and was off slow, settled at back of pack eventually making a good quick move while in the turn but going 4-5 wide. Battled with three others in the stretch and had a chance to win. Was passed by eventual winner, looked to have second but was in tight quarters and seriously checked forcing a close, fourth place finish.
DANL’s DREAM (Race 8@SUF, October 5, 2013, One Mile, turf, Allowance 1X) Fifth choice in the wagering was bounced around a bit at the start, advanced to be in contention while in tight in the first turn, was in good position on the inside but was steadied near the half mile pole and shuffled back losing valuable ground. She came on once again and waited behind a wall of horses at the top of the lane eventually shooting through a hole in mid-stretch and was running down the winner but ran out of ground, surely the best in the race finishing second by a neck.
RACKMAN (Race 7@WO, October 4, 2013, 1 1/16 miles, Allowance 2L) Sixth choice stumbled badly at the start and was pulled back to settle but far, far back from the balance of the field. He gradually caught the field when entering the far turn and made an excellent move just behind the leaders, but was then caught behind a wall of horses and was forced to hesitate, wait and lost ground again. Was swung wide for the stretch run and ran evenly thereafter.
JUST KEEP DRIVING (Race 1@WO, October 5, 5 furlongs, Maiden Claiming $20,000) Trainer Sam DiPasquale slipped in a baby debut runner much better than the tag she ran for. The filly took a little beating at the gate but settled well off the pace. When called upon at the top of the stretch she looked to be in high gear and the others crawling. Long before she caught the front runners she was under a hand ride, went past the leading duo going away without much encouragement when she took the lead. Her late speed was eye catching.