Balmoral Park (7/4/12)
Contact: Tom Kelley
MAEVEY GRAVY TAKES SORCE ANN STAKE
Obermeier and Quaid Stable’s Maevey Gravy provided the fireworks on Wednesday’s Independence Day program as the three-year-old filly knocked off six other diagonally gaited state-breds in the $12,000 Sorce Ann Stake.
|Marcus Miller and Maevey Gravy knocked off six rivals in Wednesday's Sorce Ann Stake at Balmoral Park.|
Leaving alertly from post position five for driver Marcus Miller, the daughter of Northern Kid-Grace Elizabeth found a seat in third as Star of Victory (John Roberts) led the field through leisurely opening splits of 30.4 and 1:01.0.
With the action beginning to heat up on the far turn Miller maneuvered his filly to the outside where she picked up live cover from a first over B Fly McQueen (Robert Smolin), who had pulled right alongside of Star Of Victory as they reached the three-quarter-mile mark in 1:31.1.
In the stretch B Fly McQueen quickly swallowed up the pace setting Star Of Victory, opening up a 1 ½ length advantage. Unfortunately for the “chalk” players, the 3-5 favorite could not hold off the tenacious bid of Maevey Gravy who zipped by in the closing yards to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.3. B Fly McQueen was forced to settle for the bridesmaid role while Powerful Star (Dale Hiteman) rallied well to be third.
With the win the Erv Miller-trained miss now sports a record of 2-1-3 in starts this season with earnings of $21,587. Sent off as the second choice in the wagering Maevey Gravy returned $5.60, $2.40 and $2.10.
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About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.