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HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE

Hawthorne Racecourse (4/8/06)

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CITY DWELLER WIRES LOST CODE FIELD

STICKNEY, Ill. (April 8, 2006) --- Peter Karches & Michael Rankowitz’s City Dweller led every step of the way en route to a 2¼-length victory in the $109,850 Lost Code Stakes on the Illinois Derby day undercard at Hawthorne Race Course. Kent Desormeaux picked up his second stakes win of the day after guiding Sweetnorthernsaint to a 9 ¼-length tally in the Grade II $500,000 Illinois Derby two races earlier.

The Christophe Clemente-trained son of Carson City covered the six furlongs in 1:11.21, after setting fractions of 22.69, 46.69 and 58.77 along the way.

“I just want to thank Mr. Clemente because he just told me to pop the gate and enjoy the ride,” said Desormeaux. “He was very confident when I talked to him on the phone earlier today and the instructions were to ‘Enjoy the ride.’ He left the horse today like a quarter horse. I never let him run today. I just kept him between the fences.”

Celluloid Hero rallied from last in the five-horse field to finish second, 2 ¾ lengths clear of Don’t Tell Mommy. Spotsgone and Singalongwith Bert completed the order of finish.

“My horse took a right hand turn coming out of the starting gate otherwise the race set up the we thought it would,” said Russell Baze of his trip aboard the runner-up. “He made a nice move turning for home but we just couldn’t catch the winner.”

“It was a good race,” added Chris Emigh, who rode third-place finisher Don’t Tell Mommy. “I had some horse turning for home but when (Desormeaux) asked his horse, we just couldn’t keep up. I thought I had enough horse to catch him if he got tired but that didn’t happen.”

Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, City Dweller paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. Celluloid Hero returned $2.80 and $2.10. Don’t Tell Mommy paid $2.40.

Quotes for the Lost Code Stakes

Kent Desormeaux (rode the winner, City Dweller): “I just want to thank Mr. Clemente (trainer Christophe) because he just told me to pop the gate and enjoy the ride. He was very confident when I talked to him on the phone earlier today and the instructions were to ‘Enjoy the ride.’ He left the horse today like a quarter horse. I never let him run today. I just kept him between the fences.”

Russell A. Baze (rider of 2nd place finisher, Celluloid Hero): “My horse took a right hand turn coming out of the starting gate otherwise the race set up the we thought it would. He made a nice move turning for home but we just couldn’t catch the winner.”

Chris Emigh, (rider, 3rd Don’t Tell Mommy), “It was a good race. I had some horse turning for home but when he (Kent Desormeaux) asked his horse, we just couldn’t keep up. I thought I had enough horse to catch him if he got tired but that didn’t happen.”

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