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No Tolerance Wires Carey; Stormina Takes Indian Maid
Easy Money 2006 LLC’s No Tolerance took the lead at the start and gamely held off Rapid Proof to win the Grade III $150,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap by a head. The Carey was the secondary feature on the Gold Cup Day program.
The 5-year-old son of Afternoon Deelites was ridden by Jesse Campbell and trained by the jockey’s father, Mike. He covered the mile over firm turf in 1:35.54 after posting fractions of 24.03, 47.90, 1:11.58 and 1:23.39.
"We talked about this last night, and we're usually on the same page because he lets me ride,” said the younger Campbell. “I told him that I needed to get him to the five-sixteenths pole and let him rip – if they catch me they catch me. That's what I did, and he held on.”
The Carey victory was an exclamation point to the day for the father-son team, who earlier in the afternoon combined to finish third in the Grade II Hawthorne Gold Cup with Kid Grindstone, a horse Campbell claimed last spring at Oaklawn for $40,000.
“Both runners we had in today did great jobs,” Mike Campbell added. “I had no idea that I would be here today with those two horses, both claims. It doesn’t always work out that way.”
Claimed for $30,000 in the spring of 2005 at Oaklawn, the Carey was the first graded stakes victory for the 5-year-old gelding. No Tolerance picked up $90,000 to boost his bankroll to $336,863 while improving his overall record to 10 wins from 34 starts.
Rapid Proof was second in the eight-horse field, three-quarters of a length clear of Come On Jazz. Fort Prado, Cloudy’s Knight, Scooter Roach, Therecomesatiger and Grafton completed the order of finish.
No Tolerance paid $12.40, $6 and $5. Rapid Proof returned $14 and $7.60. Come On Jazz paid $4.40.
Wertheimer & Frere’s Stormina stormed into Chicago to capture her second straight stakes win – and third such victory in her last four starts – when she rallied from just off the pace to win the $127,400 Indian Maid Handicap by three-quarters of a length over the fast closing favorite Rich In Spirit.
John Velazquez and Todd Pletcher, the nation’s top jockey and trainer combination in stakes wins, teamed up for the win which was clocked in 1:41.75 for the mile and a sixteenth over a turf course rated firm.
“We knew that we would catch a good bunch of fillies today,” said Justin Curran, assistant to Pletcher. “She ships well. She ran her race today. She’s improving all the time. We got her from France last year. She’s acclimated very well. She hung in there perfectly today and that’s not easy to do on the turf when they race that close to the pace.”
A daughter of Gulch, Stormina won the $75,000 Summer Finale at Mountaineer in her last start. She earned $76,440 to boost her bankroll $271,883 while bettering her overall record to six victories from 15 starts.
Rich In Spirit, the 3-2 post time favorite, had a trouble-filled trip but rallied to finish second in the 11-horse field.
“I had trouble almost the whole way,” said Mark Guidry, who rode the beaten chalk. “It was very frustrating. I think I had the best filly today but I didn’t have the best trip.”
Miss Mambo, Royal Copenhagen, You Dancing Devil, Radiant Avie, Atlantic Frost, Josefina’s Pride, Bardy Woman, Stretching and Samantha B. completed the order of finish.
Stormina, second choice in the race sent off at odds of 2-1, returned $6, $3.40 and $2.60. Rich in Spirit paid $2.80 and $2.40. Miss Mambo paid $4.80.
The pair of turf races surrounded the Grade II Hawthorne Gold Cup, the track’s signature dirt race which was won by It’s No Joke, to comprise a $50,000 guaranteed Pick Three pool that returned $234.30 for a $1 wager.
INDIAN MAID QUOTES
John Velazquez (jockey, winner Stormina): “She sat right where I wanted her to be. She did it all by herself. It was all her.”
Justin Curran, asst. trainer, winner Stormina: “We knew that we would catch a good bunch of fillies today. She ships well. She ran her race today. She’s improving all the time. We got her from France last year. She’s acclimated very well. She hung in there perfectly today and that’s not easy to do on the turf when they race that close to the pace.”
Mark Guidry, jockey, Rich In Spirit, beaten favorite finished 2nd): “I had trouble almost the whole way. It was very frustrating. I think I had the best filly today but I didn’t have the best trip."
Chris Emigh (jockey, Miss Mambo, third): “I had a great trip. I got out turning for home and I though I was going to win it but the 1 and 2 horse had too much left.”
Shannon Ritter (trainer, Miss Mambo, third): “She ran a great race especially since it was her first start since April.”
ROBERT F. CAREY MEMORIAL HANDICAP QUOTES
Mike Campbell, winning trainer, No Tolerance: “Both runners (Kid Grindstone and No Tolerance) we had in today did great jobs. I had no idea that I would be here today with those two horses, both claims. It doesn’t always work out that way. We expected the two we had in today to run great races and they both did. No Tolerance is a wonderful horse. He’s been difficult to manage at times but he’s always come up with a big race when we needed it. He always comes up with big numbers and he always shows speed. If he can hold on he does, if he can’t he doesn’t. When you have children, (winning rider Jesse Campbell) it’s the most exciting thing in the world to have them do something that makes you proud of them. I’m proud of them everyday because they are good people."
Jesse Campbell, winning rider No Tolerance: "We (father Mike) and I talked about this last night, and we're usually on the same page because he lets me ride. I told him that I needed to get him to the 5/16th and let him rip – if they catch me they catch me. That's what I did, and he held on. This is such a great team. I thought all along that Kid Grindstone (3rd in the Gold Cup) was a turf horse and No Tolerance was a dirt horse. That's why I ride them and he trains them. Riding two horses in graded stakes for my dad, this day was emotional before it even started. The feeling after winning that is hard to put into words."
Chris Emigh (rode Come On Jazz, third): “He ran a great race. I was hoping there was a little more speed to run at because he’s a come-from-behinder. He ran as hard as he could. If there had been a little more pace, he might have won.”
Larry Sterling Jr. (rode Rapid Proof, second): “We beat him the last time and almost beat him again, but that No Tolerance just wouldn’t give up at all. Both horses ran real good. I had a perfect trio but just came up a little short.”
The 2006 fall Thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne Race Course runs September 15 through December 31 with live racing five days per week: Wednesday through Sunday (except Nov. 23). The dark days are Monday and Tuesday (except Oct. 9). Post time on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday is 1:10 p.m. Friday post time through November 17 is 3 p.m., at which time it will revert back to 1:10 p.m. for the remainder of the meet.
Hawthorne’s spring 2006 Standardbred meet ran May 6 through June 17.
Hawthorne’s spring 2006 Thoroughbred meet ran February 24 through May 2.
For more information visit www.hawthorneracecourse.com.
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