Balmoral Park (6/6/10)
Contact: Tom Kelley
LITTLE PAULI DEBUTS WITH A WIN IN JIMMY SUNSHINE STAKE
Fans got their first look at some of this season's two-year-colt pacing crop here in the Prairie State on Sunday as the Bruce Pacitti-trained Little Pauli knocked off nine other youngsters by 2 ¾ lengths in the $5,000 Jimmy Sunshine Stake.
|Little Pauli made every call a winning one for driver Art Gregory Jr. while taking Sunday's $5,000 Jimmy Sunshine Stake in 1:58.0.|
Coming off a sharp runner-up performance in which he flew home in 27.1, the son of Park Place-Vocalist was sent right to the top by driver Art Gregory Jr. in his pari-mutuel debut.
Pacing along comfortably while putting up splits of 30.3, 1:01.3 and 1:31.2, the bay colt then sealed the deal with a wicked 26.3 final quarter to stop the clock in 1:58.0. Eggroll (Marcus Miller) overcame a miscue leaving the gate to rally for the place money while Winchesters Hero (Michael Rogers) was a distant third.
This season's two-year-old filly pacers will be in action on Wednesday, June 9 at Balmoral Park, as a field of six young ladies slug it out in the $5,000 Egyptian Grande Stake.