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HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE
|Hawthorne Racecourse (6/10/06)
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He Wants It All…and Gets It
Dave Magee Bags a Classy Hat Trick With He Wants It All, Quik Pulse Mindale and Westward Vision
Defending Robert F. Carey Memorial champ He Wants It All showed the harness world that he’s very prepared to answer the bell for next week’s repeat bid, winning Saturday night’s $24,000 Preview at Hawthorne Race Course in virtual gate-to-wire fashion.
Leaving from post two in hand to Dave Magee, the 6-year-old son of The Big Dog wasted no time cruising to the top. He set even fractions of :26 2/5, :55 1/5, and 1:24 before completing the mile in 1:50 2/5 as the 8-5 second choice.
Cheyenne Hollywood (Brent Holland), who benefited from the perfect trip, was getting to the leader late, but fell a half-length back in second. It was two lengths further back to Wherethemoneywentn (Dale Hiteman) in third.
The 6-5 favored entry of Shu Hanover and American Fury finished fourth and last respectively in the field of seven.
The $100,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial will be contested at Hawthorne on closing day, Saturday, June 17.
He Still Has a Pulse
The classy pacer Quik Pulse Mindale returned a winner on Saturday at Hawthorne, capturing a “non-winners of $3,000 last five” at odds of 1-5 for trainer Erv Miller.
Eligible under the secondary “non-winners of $7,500 in 2006” condition, the 5-year-old son of Jenna’s Beach Boy made a strong brush to the top from fourth just past the opening half, and held safe of Barchetta (Sam Widger) to score by a diminishing length in 1:52 3/5. It was his seasonal debut off a pair of local qualifiers.
One of the top 3-year-olds in the country in 2004 with a 1:48 mile under his belt, “QPM” has been plagued by chronic hoof problems. He was only able to make two starts in 2005.
Westward Vision Takes Free For All
In a blanket, three-horse photo finish, Westward Vision (3-1) and pilot Dave Magee needed every advantage provided by the perfect trip to gain a narrow victory in Saturday night’s $21,500 Free For All.
The 7-year-old gelded son of Western Hanover left and made the lead before the quarter was completed in :27 3/5. Make My Day (Sam Widger) came right at him to take control through a half in :55 and 1:23 1/5, and the two dueled to the wire with only a head separating to them across the line in 1:50 3/5. Yukon Cornelius (Todd Warren), the 3-5 chalk, came up from the back of the pack with live cover, but his late rally fell a neck short.
Claimed for $17,500 at Balmoral on April 29, Westward Vision has now won three of six starts at the current Hawthorne meet for trainer Darcy Pletcher, two of them of the Free For All Variety.
Hawthorne’s spring 2006 Standardbred meet runs May 6 through June 17 with live racing six days per week: Tuesday through Sunday. Post time is 7:20 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, and opening day, Saturday May 6 (special early post).
Hawthorne’s fall 2006 Thoroughbred meet runs September 15 through December 31 with live racing five days per week: Wednesday through Sunday. Post time is 1:10 p.m.
Hawthorne’s spring 2006 Thoroughbred meet ran February 24 through May 2.
For more information visit www.hawthorneracecourse.com.
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