|Hawthorne Racecourse results - Regal Rumor Stakes
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Hidden Assets Upset!
STICKNEY, ILLINOIS -- Horses either handle off tracks or they don't. Come September, winner of the Regal Rumor Stakes on Saturday, has been victorious in two of her three off-track starts. She went postward at almost 19-1. Capitol View, the runner up, had also been victorious in one of her prior two starts in the slop. She was let off at over 8-1. These two mares have been archrivals the last couple of years. They have been through a lot together. They have proven that they can handle off tracks.
Hidden Assets, the 1-2 favorite in Saturday's Regal Rumor Stakes, finished up the track in her lone appearance on an off track but that was in her career debut. She deserved another chance. She broke alertly and was right in the hunt for the first half mile but had dropped back to last place midway on the turn and stayed there for the rest of the race. She obviously doesn't like the off going.
According to Hidden Asset's jockey, Jeremy Beasley, "My filly didn't handle the track. This was the second time she raced in the slop and she didn't handle it either time."
Assistant trainer Steve Flint apparently concurred. "We'll never run her in the slop again," was overheard in the post-race debriefing.
Come September tracked the pace early but she grabbed control on the turn and was able to withstand all challenges.
Alfredo Juarez, Jr., the pilot of Come September, had this to say: "She bobbled a bit coming out of the gate, but once she got her footing under her, she ran well. When I hit her with the right hand whip, she lugged in, but when I switched to the left, she straightened out good. I saw Capitol View on the inside of me the whole way around and at the quarter pole I just asked her for one more run and she gave it to me."
The victory, by the way, was the sixth stakes win for Juarez so far this year
Capitol View took control when the gate opened and held a modest lead for the first quarter but she wasn't able to hold off Come September.
"She was struggling a bit with the track coming down the lane, but she battled on well," remarked Chris Emigh, jockey aboard second-place finisher, Capitol View, "I asked her for all she had and she gave it to me, but the other one (Come September) was just too tough today. But I was very pleased with the effort she gave me."
They ran the first quarter in 22.94; the half in 46.68; five furlongs in 59.00 with a final time of 1:12.01 for six furlongs on an off track
Come September paid $39.80, $17.20, and $20.20; Capitol View paid $10.20 and $8.80; and Faccia Bella paid $10.00
The 2-1- Exacta was good for $207.80 and the 2-1-5 Trifecta paid $1,692.40
Chart from Equibase
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