Monday, September 3, 2012

Dynamic Youth Paces Home in ‘Cane;’ Blackjack Princess takes Shady Daisy

The Aaron Lambert trained Dynamic Youth took the $322,716 Cane Pace in 1:48.4. Guided by George Brennan, he held off a charging Pet Rock and a closing Bettor’s Edge finished third.

Coming from post 4, Dynamic Youth got away eighth through a :25.1 opening quarter. When stable mate A Rocknroll Dance cleared the front around the clubhouse turn, Brennan pulled the Bettor’s Delight gelding first over, giving cover to Heston Blue Chip and Mybrothergeorge.

Past the half-mile pole in :53.0 (:27.4), A Rocknroll Dance was under the pressure of a flushed-out Pet Rock. Stalling, Bettor’s Edge was flushed first over in pursuit of A Rocknroll Dance through a 1:20.3 (:27.3) third-quarter.

The backfield came to life into the stretch, as Heston Blue Chip and Dynamic Youth fanned off cover to chase down A Rocknroll Dance. Pet Rock passed a faltering Bettor’s Edge and Dynamic Youth was closing hard. A Rocknroll Dance lost the lead to Pet Rock and Dynamic Youth came pacing down the center of the track. Dynamic Youth was able to get his nose in front of Pet Rock to win the Cane Pace.

Dynamic Youth is a three-year-old pacing gelding by Bettor’s Delight out of the mare Always True by Western Hanover. He is owned by Jerry and Theresa Silva, Kenneth Tucci and C & G Racing Stables, trained by Aaron Lambert and the minister of speed George Brennan guided the sophomore to a 1:48.4 victory.

Through the fast fractions, Blackjack Princess stalked the field and paced by the field to upset in the $100,000 Shady Daisy. Bettor B Lucky was a game second and Jk Fine Art was third.

Persistent launched off the gate and was caught wide heading into the first turn, while Bettor B Lucky paced off the gate and went to the pylons. Persistent was first over through a :25.4 opening quarter.

Past the three-eighths, Persistent was the tempo setter, while Bettor B Lucky was in the pocket second and Major Look was first over in third. Persistent paced the half in :53 (:27.1).

Major Look cleared the front by three-quarters in 1:21 (:28). Around the final turn, Bettor B Lucky pulled the pocket and challenged Major Look. Jk Fine Art fanned off cover and Blackjack Princess came four wide off the pylons.

Into the stretch, Major Look still had the lead. Blackjack Princess was pacing hard down the center of the track and Bettor B Lucky came with a final rally. Blackjack Princess drew off by 2 lengths to win in 1:51.1 (:30.1)

Blackjack Princess is a three-year-old filly pacer by Cam’s Card Shark, out of the mare Happy Doris by Direct Scooter. She is owned by Robert Di Nozzi, trained by Mark Ford and Mark MacDonald was in the bike.