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NO TOLERANCE WINS MISTER GUS STAKES
Father-Son Trainer-Jockey Tandem Take Holiday Headliner
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 29, 2006) -- Easy Money 2006 LLC’s No Tolerance broke sharply and never looked back while earning a one-length victory in the $42,500 Mister Gus Stakes, the Memorial Day holiday headliner at Arlington Park. Jesse Campbell rode the son of Afternoon Deelites who is trained by his father, Mike Campbell.
The 5-year-old gelding carried the field through fractions of 24.74, 49.48 and 1:14.40 en route to a final clocking of 1:37.97 for the about one-mile distance over a turf course rated firm.
“It was a dream break right from the gate,” said Jesse Campbell of his trip aboard the winner. “He broke very sharp and the fence (temporary rail) was out which helped, too. My dad brought this horse a long way.”
The Mister Gus was the first win in four starts this year for No Tolerance, who ran second to graded stakes winner Purim in the $100,000 Avers Wexler Illinois Owners Stakes last time out. His overall record has improved to nine wins from 31 starts and the $25,500 winner’s share boosted his bankroll to $234,702.
The elder Campbell said No Tolerance could run next on either turf or dirt.
“He’s equally good on the grass and the dirt,” he said. “I’ve nominated him to the (Grade II) Cornhusker at Prairie Meadows. We’re keeping flexible with this horse and we’ll look at all possible situations.”
Scooter Roach, who rated up close early, rallied to get second but was unable to get to the winner. It was another 1 ¼ lengths back to third-place finisher Major Rhythm. Come On Jazz, Therecomesatiger, Majestic Zeal, Cosmic Kris, Home of Stars and Cat on a Wire completed the order of finish.
No Tolerance, second choice in the wagering at odds of 3-1, paid $8.40, $5 and $4.20. Scooter Roach returned $12 and $9. Major Rhythm paid $4.40.
Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- will run a 95-day meet in 2006 from Friday, May 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates eight off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan and Lucky's featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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